I am wondering if anyone has
had a long term effects from HELLP. I am always tired and have no energy.
Hi, my name is Susanne. Just about 1 year
ago, I had HELLP syndrome. I never knew until my water broke.
During my pregnancy I had A LOT of lower back
pain, it hurt constantly and nothing seemed to help. During
my 2nd trimester I suddenly got this strange red,
very itchy rash on just my belly. The doctors seemed to think
it was a allergic reaction to something.
Then in my 3rd trimester I had excrutiating
pain around the bottom of my rib cage and in my back, nothing at all helped
it, I laid on the couch and all I could do was cry, it hurt so much. I
missed my check up .
Around here you have not much choice in a doctor,
there are 4 gyno's and you have to meet them all and
then it will be whoever is on call that will deliver your
baby. Anyway I missed meeting one of them and decided to
go to my regular family doctor (he no longer delivers) because
I was throwing up etc.
HE sent me in for blood work and a urine sample
and also to the hospital to put me on the baby
moniter. He never got the results.
A day later, my water broke a 5 am. I went
to the hospital at 11 am all the time having that awful pain in my rib
cage. They hooked me up to the monitar and decided my contractions were
not close enough and the nurse told me I should go home and come back later.
Another nurse came in and said "you really don't want to go home
do you?" I told her no and told her about my rib pain ( it was my liver,
but we did not know that yet) so they looked into it and discovered I had
I was then air flown to Halifax and given a
time limit to have my baby. I had my healthy baby girl, Hailey, at 9:01.
But then my uterus collapsed and I had torn really bad and was bleeding
very badly. They massaged my uterous very hard (excrutiating pain) for 2 hours with
no success. I was then rushed into the OR and stitched etc.
Hailey had no complications and scored 9.9
on her apgar!!! Praise God for that!
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