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What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

May be a part of Pre: Up to 20 % of pregnant women with severe pre eclampsia or eclampsia will also have hellp syndrome. The cause is unknown, usually before 37 wks
preeclampsia by definition is high blood pressure and protein in the urine that presents in woman after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hellp as the letters stand for is: h= hemolysis (when red blood cells break down, el= elevated liver enzymes, p= low platelets. ...Read more

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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia ( ^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...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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How much time to wait after having preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

How much time to wait after having preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

PREECLAMPSIA : Severe preeclampsia and Hellp syndrome caries a high mortality among pregnant women due to severe D.I.C. Occurring during the 2nd and 3rd trimeste. Early DX and RX is important. ...Read more

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What is preeclampsia?

What is preeclampsia?

Pregnancy high BP: Preeclampsia (also called "toxemia") is a triad of findings (high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine) usually seen in the third trimester of pregnancy. Typically seen in first pregnancies, younger pregnant women, multiple pregnancies, and other risk factors, pre-eclampsia can lead to serious complications. Treatment: bedrest or hospitalization. Cure: delivery. ...Read more

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What causes preeclampsia?

What causes preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia : That is a good question, it is easier to tell you the treatment than the cause. The treatment is delivery of the fetus and magnesium for the mother. Also concerning is that women who have this are at increased risk of hypertension for the rest of their life. ...Read more

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How serious is preeclampsia?

How serious is preeclampsia?

Very: You may be surprised to know that nutritional deficiency is a major cause, particularly magnesium. See your ob. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

Vision changes, HA: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about preeclampsia?

Pre eclampsia: Yes, you should be under the care of a high risk obstetrician ...Read more

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Whats severe preeclampsia or helpp please!?

Risk of bleeding!: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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Can you get preeclampsia after you deliver?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia can develop after delivery. It is rare and usually occurs in the first one to two weeks after delivery. The farther you are from delivery the lower the chance. ...Read more

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Am i at risk for having severe preeclampsia?

Need more info : Risk factors are young age, first pregnancy, age greater than 35, african american, having other medical issues, history if preeclampsia on a prior pregnancy. There are others as well. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Start with this link: https://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/faqs

in the mother...
It can be from bleeding, strokes, liver problems, seizures and several other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of preeclampsia besides bp?

What are the signs of preeclampsia besides bp?

Lots: There are several signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. These can include high blood pressure, protein in the urine, visual disturbances, headaches, low platelets, elevated liver function tests, kidney failure, or fetal growth restriction. It is important to remember that these symptoms can occur in other conditions and none of these alone means you necessarily have preeclampsia. ...Read more

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What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

Sometimes small, etc: Babies of women with preeclampsia might be smaller because they did not grow well (due to higher blood pressure) or were born early because the women needed to be delivered preterm. There are other possible effects that are known or being studied, but those are the main ones in developed nations. ...Read more

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How long do flashing lights last with preeclampsia?

Danger sign: Flashing lights are a worrisome sign if pre=eclampsia. This suggests brain swelling, and should be reported to your dr immediately. ...Read more

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What is preeclampsia and how do I know if I have it?

See below: It is an illness characterized usually in the latter stages of pregnancy by fluid retention in the legs and face and alarmingly increasing BP measurements. Untreated it can lead to stroke and even death and fetal demise. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

PREECLAMPSIA: Pregnant mothers go for checkups every month to their OB to prevent complications like hypertension, proteinuria, pedal edema, excessive weight gain, etc otherwise preeclampsia sets in and they are listed in high risk category. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered out today that I have preeclampsia?

PREECLAMPSIA : Be under the care of your OB . He will monitor the SX until you are safe to have your baby. ...Read more

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It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

No.: Preeclampsia is a common maternal disease of the third trimester of the pregnancy and results from poor placental invasion of the maternal vessels in the first trimester of pregnancy that later leads to placental failure. Atmospheric conditions have nothing to do with that. ...Read more

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Detection of preeclampsia more accurate in the mornings or evenings?

Either : Preeclampsia is usually confirmed with a 24 hour urine collection in the face of hypertension and edema (non dependent) in areas like the upper arms and face. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting preeclampsia again? How common is recurrence?

Pre eclampsia: read this:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/basics/definition/con-20031644

Get a more detailed answer ›
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Preeclampsia or acid reflux?

One answer: See your doctor. Preeclampsia is serious and needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Lastyear i had preeclampsia with my 1st child at19thweek.Baby died inside of me at d week of 27th.Now we r planning. Tell me will I have itagain?

You are considered: High risk and your OB knows that. You will be monitored closely . Each pregnancy will be different . Need to consder your health issues too.Please discuss this with your OB ...Read more

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Why does platelets go low in preeclampsia?

Platelets...: ..Get chewed up by the inflamed blood vessels. Preeclampsia is basically an inappropriate immune reaction of mother to fetus that causes blood vessels in the mother to narrow and clog. High blood pressure and drop in platelets both result from that. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia during pregnancy, what to do?

Very Important: to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

Delivery: The only reeal cure for preeclampsia is delivery. We use Magnesium Sulfate to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I am feeling out of breath, could I have preeclampsia?

If I am feeling out of breath, could I have preeclampsia?

Not typical: Classic signs & symptoms of preeclampsia include swelling, especially in hands and face, protein in urine, elevated BP and possibly (w advancing, more severe forms) severe headaches, visual disturbance and right upper quadrant pain. See your doc immediately. Sob is most commonly related to normal changes in respiratory/cardiac function and weight changes-check w your doc for persistent sob, though. ...Read more

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Can you have heartburn from only preeclampsia at 37 weeks?

Not likely: Heartburn is very common during pregnancy and in itself is not a symptom of preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is marked by high blood pressure, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and swelling, to name a few symptoms. ...Read more