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Has anyone ever developed hellp syndrome while not pregnant?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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