TTP and HELLP?

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

Postby pamelapoff » Tue Jul 07, 2009 05:26 pm

After I delivered my son, my platelets were struggling regardless of the blood transfusions. Then I was given plasma. After that, I began to recover. Does that mean that maybe it wasn't HELLP after all? Maybe it was this TTP?

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Re : TTP and HELLP?

Postby mymiracles2 » Thu May 07, 2009 07:19 pm

You are right about what it is. Once I delivered my second daughter, after the c-section, I continued to get worse. Last minute they found out that I had TTP. I am curious if anyone else has experienced this? I was at my specialist appointment Monday, and they didn't have a great deal of information on it, just that the symptoms are VERY similar to HELLP, and the only treatment is blood plasma transfusions. In all of the reading I have done on it, there is very little way to differentiate between it and HELLP syndrome. I was just wondering if anyone had pregnancies involving it?

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Re : TTP and HELLP?

Postby caryn » Thu May 07, 2009 02:20 pm

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

IIRC it's one of the ways we expect bodies with HELLP to break, so HELLP patients get secondary cases fairly often, but I don't know if they'd always diagnose it or not. And I don't know how long it persists postpartum, either! :-)

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Re : TTP and HELLP?

Postby carjashaner » Thu May 07, 2009 02:12 pm

Curious.... what the heck is TTP?

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Re : TTP and HELLP?

Postby caryn » Thu May 07, 2009 01:53 pm

Do you mean TTP that persisted postpartum?

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TTP and HELLP?

Postby mymiracles2 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:22 am

Hello, I was wondering if anyone developed TTP as a result of HELLP?


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