HELLP and epidural.

Have you suffered from HELLP syndrome or had a pregnancy complicated by an underlying disorder? Discuss your concerns here
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Re : HELLP and epidural.

Postby angieb » Tue Sep 14, 2010 09:30 pm

I had an epidural with HELLP, but if I wasn't having a c-section I'm not sure if they would have let me, though my levels at the time must have been slightly over 100,000 probably.

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Re : HELLP and epidural.

Postby l412angel » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:38 pm

I can tell you my last experience I had HELLP and had an epi...but my platelets were 120...so not too bad...but I have to say my BP never went down like some people say theirs did...mine was still skkkyy high!

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Re : HELLP and epidural.

Postby preemomof2 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:51 am

I had to go through general anesthesia. My platelets were at 22.000 when i went into surgery, they told me an epidural could just lead to me bleeding to death. I have heard that drs prefer platelets to be at 100.000 for any surgery.

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Re : HELLP and epidural.

Postby missgamecock » Wed Sep 15, 2010 04:12 pm

I was told that I HAD to have an epidural before they started labor. I was more than happy with that (got the shock of my life when my epi didn't work with Sara, hated that!). I had partial hellp. Meaning my liver enzymes were whacked and my blood wasn't clotting right, but my platelets were ok. Go figure that one.

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