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by angieb
Fri Oct 09, 2009 04:15 pm
Forum: Missouri
Topic: Is anyone still in St Louis?
Replies: 5
Views: 9304

Re : Is anyone still in St Louis?

I'm new, but in Missouri (St.Charles area.)
by angieb
Mon Oct 05, 2009 02:02 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: What underlying tests?
Replies: 1
Views: 491

What underlying tests?

<t>My obgyn mentioned that in 6 weeks she'll do a bunch of bloodtests for underlying conditions of my HELLP. (Right now I'm only one week post-partum.) <br/> <br/> I'm just wondering what tests to expect and ask for in case she misses anything. (It isn't that I don't trust her, she diagnosed my HELL...
by angieb
Sun Oct 04, 2009 07:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Who had a afp test + and have pre-e, HELLP etc?
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re : Who had a afp test + and have pre-e, HELLP etc?

<t>I had a positive AFP test which they thought was indicating spina bifida. The level II ultrasound ruled out spina bifida or any openings. <br/> <br/> They now believe my high AFP levels were a red flag for the HELLP which I developed at 23 weeks. <br/> <br/> My risk for Down's/edwards/etc. was ne...
by angieb
Sat Oct 03, 2009 04:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New, 23 wks, suspected pre-e
Replies: 39
Views: 2674

Re : New, 23 wks, suspected pre-e

<t>Thank you for your feedback. I went into the hospital shortly after this message.<br/> <br/> It turns out that I had a very rapidly progressing case of HELLP. When we got to the hospital, they checked the baby (she was fine), they checked me (not dilated or any signs of labor) and my urine was cl...
by angieb
Mon Sep 28, 2009 02:27 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New, 23 wks, suspected pre-e
Replies: 39
Views: 2674

New, 23 wks, suspected pre-e

<t>(Sorry, this is long!)<br/> I am 23 weeks and 2 days pregnant. During my quad screen several weeks ago, my AFP levels were high which they thought might be an indication of spina bifida, so they sent me to a MFM for a level II ultrasound. They pretty much ruled out spina bifida or any openings in...

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