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Can hepatic porferia (sp?) pass to women? If so, what are symptoms inluding those that would show up on lab results..?
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Doubtful
If i understand your post; "porphyria" is a type of liver disease and involves a defect in the production of the 'heme" of hemoglobin.
Attacks can produce severe alterations in the bodies electrolytes; and usually cause abdominal pain. It usually runs in families so if there is concern; a trip to your doctor for discussion and possible referral to a genetic counselor is in order. Best of luck!

In brief: Doubtful
If i understand your post; "porphyria" is a type of liver disease and involves a defect in the production of the 'heme" of hemoglobin.
Attacks can produce severe alterations in the bodies electrolytes; and usually cause abdominal pain. It usually runs in families so if there is concern; a trip to your doctor for discussion and possible referral to a genetic counselor is in order. Best of luck!
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