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HELLP syndrome

HELLP syndrome is a serious liver disorder that can develop during pregnancy. HELLP stands for:

  • H emolysis (destruction of red blood cells).
  • E levated L iver enzymes.
  • L ow P latelet count.

HELLP syndrome is usually related to preeclampsia. But it can also develop without preeclampsia. In most cases, it happens in the third trimester. But it can also happen right after childbirth.

This syndrome often occurs without warning, and it can be hard to recognize. Symptoms include headaches, vision problems, fatigue, and pain in the upper right abdomen.

HELLP syndrome can be dangerous for both you and your baby. It requires emergency medical treatment. When HELLP syndrome happens during pregnancy, it usually goes away after delivery.

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