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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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia is also known as Preeclampsia. Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...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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Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Yes, a criteria: Preeclampsia is clinically defined as hypertention and proteinuria (protein in urine) with/out edema occuring after 20 wks of pregnancy. So, hypertention is a required component for the diagnosis. Help is severe preeclampsia involing hemolytic anemia, liver dysfuctions, and low platelet count. These are very important illnesses and follow-up with doc asap/regularly is strongly advised...Good luck. ...Read more

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I had severe acute preeclampsia and fulminant hellp syd in last pregancy now am 14 weeks & free b-hcg of 118.4iu/l & papp-a of 4.6iu/l - what risk?

Eclampsia Risks: Most studies indicate an increased risk of eclampsia in subsequent pregnancies if you had the full syndrome in the first. The increased risk ranges from 2 - 8x HCG levels at 14 weeks have a broad range - your level, converted to miu, is within the normal range. Some studies tout the effect of calcium supplements in preventing pre- and full eclampsia, but it is always best to consult with your ob. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between preeclampsia and uterine atony?

What is the relationship between preeclampsia and uterine atony?

No relationship: There is no relationship between preeclampsia and uterine atony. Both entities can occur completely on their own individually and concomitantly. ...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 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 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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What to do if I discovered out today that I have preeclampsia?

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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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Preeclampsia (Definition)

Preeclampsia is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more