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Overview

HELLP syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition that can develop in pregnant women. It includes: h emolysis EL : elevated liver enzymes LP : a low platelet count Hemolysis refers to a breakdown of red blood cells. Specifically, red bloo[read article]

Tests for HELLP Syndrome

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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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A fibrinogen activity test is also known as a factor I assay. It is used to determine the level of fibrinogen in your blood. Fibrinogen , or factor I, is a blood pl...  More
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Fibrin degradation products (FDP) are substances that remain in your bloodstream after your body dissolves a blood clot. Clot dissolving is managed and regulated by...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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Platelet Count
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Haptoglobin Test
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Medical Procedures for HELLP Syndrome

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After nine months of anticipation, an expecting woman finally reaches the last stage of pregnancy--the delivery. For most women, the onset of labor is spontaneous. ...  More
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Blood Pressure Management
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Platelet Transfusion
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Surgical Procedures for HELLP Syndrome

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A cesarean section-more commonly known as C-section-is the surgical delivery of a baby. It involves one incision in the mother's abdomen and another in the ute...  More
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Prescribed Medications for HELLP Syndrome

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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions tre...  More
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LABETALOL (la BET a lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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HYDRALAZINE (hye DRAL a zeen) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated incl...  More
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BETAMETHASONE (bay ta METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. It is used to treat asthma, allergies...  More
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