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Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby atvlady » Wed Aug 25, 2010 01:39 pm

by atvlady (1000 Posts), Wed Aug 25, 2010 01:39 pm

Found this today. May be of interest to you HELLP ladies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460354

But what is protein Z?
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby jean » Wed Aug 25, 2010 03:29 pm

by jean (675 Posts), Wed Aug 25, 2010 03:29 pm

Good question! Hopefully someone will chime in who knows what that is!
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby jenprzygoda » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:22 pm

by jenprzygoda (103 Posts), Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:22 pm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15841316

Looks like it helps in the blood coagulation cascade - Vitamin k dependent.
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby michellec » Thu Aug 26, 2010 07:41 am

by michellec (6 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 07:41 am

This may sound like a daft question but...

Do you have to have protein in you wee to have hellp?
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby jenprzygoda » Thu Aug 26, 2010 07:56 am

by jenprzygoda (103 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 07:56 am

No, you don't need protein in the urine to have HELLP. It is based on your blood tests. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets.
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby michellec » Thu Aug 26, 2010 08:08 am

by michellec (6 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 08:08 am

Thanks for that.

Everything now makes sense :)
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby kbielec » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:21 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:21 am

Let me see if I understand - it increases clotting? So for those of us that would be on lovenox during a pregnancy would that help?
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby kbielec » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:23 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:23 am

Ok - my MFM is GREAT! And I have her email...so I sent her the article...maybe we'll get some answers!
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby jenprzygoda » Thu Aug 26, 2010 03:41 pm

by jenprzygoda (103 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 03:41 pm

Thanks Kayte! I can't wait to hear what you find out. Why couldn't I have gotten sick with something easy to understand? :)
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Re : Protein Z and HELLP.

Postby atvlady » Thu Aug 26, 2010 03:50 pm

by atvlady (1000 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2010 03:50 pm

Yes please let us know. I am very interested as well.
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