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HELLP syndrome

  • Symptoms
    • Fatigue or feeling unwell
    • Fluid retention and excess weight gain
    • Headache
    • Nausea and vomiting that continues to get worse
    • Pain in the upper right part of the abdomen
    • Blurry vision
    • Nosebleed or other bleeding that won't stop easily (rare)
    • Seizures or convulsions (rare)

    Signs and tests

    During a physical examination, the doctor may discover:

    • Abdominal tenderness, especially in the right upper side
    • Enlarged liver
    • High blood pressure
    • Swelling in the legs

    Liver function tests (liver enzymes) may be high. Platelet counts may be low. A CT scan may show bleeding into the liver.

    Tests of the baby's health will be done.