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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs in pregnant women, involving hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, and ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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How common is hellp syndrome?

How common is hellp syndrome?

HEELP syndrome: It is an infrequent form of severe preeclampsia consisting of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets. It is a high risk condition with possible severe complications. ...Read more

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Can you explain hellp syndrome?

Can you explain hellp syndrome?

Immune Drama: The immune basis of preeclampsia has not been solved. Hellp represents the most severe form of this condition. Events affecting the maternal blood vessels and kidneys activate the platelets to be consumed resulting in this clinical model. The liver and kidneys swell to the point of failure. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for hellp syndrome?

Who is at risk for hellp syndrome?

Several: Women at the earlier and later range of childbearing age (teens and women closer to menopause), women with underlying hypertension, women having their first child, women with a history of hellp in a prior pregnancy. ...Read more

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Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Yes I wil: Her it is>http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hellp_syndrome good luck. ...Read more

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If you have hellp syndrome do you have to get delivered?

If you have hellp syndrome do you have to get delivered?

Most definitely!: In few occasions and under very close watch by a high risk specialist, delivery can be delayed for hours and even days to allow steroids to mature the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

HELLP Syndrome: HELLP syndrome is named for 3 features of the disease (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels). It is a life-threatening condition that can potentially complicate pregnancy. ...Read more

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In the hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal?

In the hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal?

May be abnormal: In patients with hellp syndrome, the pt and PTT maybe prolonged. In other words, the clotting time maybe prolonged which may lead to problems with bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hellp syndrome?

HELLP syndrome: Hellp syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia where the liver enzymes are elevated and platlets are dangerously low. This is found on lab work. Blood pressure is high, there is elevated protein in the urine. She may have vision changes, severe headache, vomitting, pain in the upper right belly, and possibly seizures or strokes. Delivery is crucial to save mom, no matter how many weeks till due. ...Read more

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Differences between preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

Differences between preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

Liver: Liver involved in HELLP syndrome and pre-eclampsia or eclampsia spares liver ...Read more

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What leads to upper abdominal pain?

What leads to upper abdominal pain?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics I'm afraid. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food
it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement
it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Ever since last friday, I have been having upper abdominal pain on and off. It feels like that feeling you get when you're hungry and you haven't eate?

Possible gastritis: Could be gastritis - the irritation from something that you have taken, medications, alcohol, excess acid, bile reflux or virus can lead to "hunger pains" without actually being hungry. Similar symptoms can occur with patients with peptic ulcer disease. Treatment is to remove the inciting cause, e.g. Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, treating with antacids. If persistent, see md. ...Read more

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Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Yes: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hellp syndrome?

What are the tests for hellp syndrome?

HELLP: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (hellp) syndrome is considered a variation of severe preeclampsia (a pregnancy complication). It is diagnosed (as the name suggests) by testing for signs of ruptures red blood cells (hemolysis), elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets. Your OB doc will be watching for this as part of your prenatal care. ...Read more

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What is the etiology for hellp syndrome?

What is the etiology for hellp syndrome?

Severe Pre Eclampsia: Hellp syndrome is a form of severe pre eclampsia that is characterized by elevated blood pressures +protein in the urine, he - hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), el-elevated liver enzymes and lp-low platelet count. Patients may experience severe headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, swelling... Most often this occurs late in the pregnancy. The cause for hellp is unknown. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hellp syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hellp syndrome?

Toxemia: Hellp is an acronym for hemolysis, elevated liver function tests, and low platelets. Many patients with hellp have symptoms of pre-eclampsia like high blood pressure, headaches, visual disturbances, and epigastric pain but many hellp patients don't have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me more about hellp syndrome?

Could you tell me more about hellp syndrome?

Bad news.: Hellp syndrome is a severe and potentially life threatening complications of preeclampsia that can only be treated with delivery of the fetus and placenta. It results from severe liver and kidney failure as a consequence of placental problems. ...Read more

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If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

Normal usually.: Unless your liver has completely shut down (fulminant liver failure with or without liver capsule hematoma) and/or your placenta has abrupted, your coagulation tests aptt/pt/inr should remain normal. Your platelet count and bleeding time may be increased though. Expert care and prompt dleivery are warranted regardless of gestational age. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hellp syndrome?

What is the treatment for hellp syndrome?

Delivery promptly.: Prompt delivery of the fetus (es) and placenta (s) is the only way to treat hellp syndrome. Temporizing measures such as Magnesium Sulfate for maternal seizure prophylaxis and blood pressure control are essential for maternal support but do not treat the underlying pathophysiology. ...Read more

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If you had the hellp syndrome while pregnant will you have hellp syndrome again?

If you had the hellp syndrome while pregnant will you have hellp syndrome again?

Possibly: A patient who has had a previous pregnancy affected by hellp syndrome is at increased risk of having another pregnancy affected by hellp syndrome. It is also possible to have a healthy unaffected pregnancy. Your doctor will monitor you closlely. ...Read more

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Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

I will try: Her is web site could give details on that subject. Good luck.
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hellp_syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you get hellp syndrome if you are not pregnant?

Can you get hellp syndrome if you are not pregnant?

No.: Hellp syndrome is a pregnancy-specific condition. Similar syndromes but not hellp can be seen in renal transplant patients on cyclosporine, with hepatorenal syndrome, or in advanced liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic component involved in HELLP syndrome?

Is there a genetic component involved in HELLP syndrome?

Unknown: Good question. The underlying cause of preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome is one of the great unanswered questions in obstetrics. Hopefully one day we will know the answer and find a way to predict and prevent it ...Read more

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Has anyone ever developed hellp syndrome while not pregnant?

Has anyone ever developed hellp syndrome while not pregnant?

Nope: Hellp syndrome is specific to pregnancy. Certainly there are liver and blood problems that may look like hellp but aren't in non-pregnant people. By definition, you have to be pregnant or recently (last 6 months) been pregnant to have hellp. For those of you that don't know, hellp is a complication of pregnancy where the blood counts get very low and the liver starts to malfunction. ...Read more

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