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IV Albumin

Postby brindyshelby » Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:12 am

by brindyshelby (24 Posts), Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:12 am

Hi,
Did any od oyu recieve IV albumin after you delivered? If so why is it given? I was pre-eclamptic, delivered at 35 weeks. My Dr. never shared my results with me.
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Re : IV Albumin

Postby expert on call » Sun Apr 13, 2003 10:11 pm

by expert on call (297 Posts), Sun Apr 13, 2003 10:11 pm

In some cases, preeclampsia can result in lower protein levels in the blood. This is often responsible for the swelling associated with the disease. Some physicians feel that replacing that protein will help the patient keep the fluid in their blood, so they give albumnin (a type of protein).

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