How long will enzymes stay elevated?

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Re: How long will enzymes stay elevated?

Postby rosesinapril » Tue Dec 29, 2015 05:30 am

Hello! Mine stayed elevated for 4-5 months postpartum. They trended down, and then right up and then slowly trended down until finally they were all within range. My GI who watched them and drew my blood every 2-3wks didn't know why they remained elevated, he said I was his first "preeclampsia/obstetric related complication" referred patient in his almost 20yrs of practicing so he said he attributed my elevated enzymes to the postpartum HELLP and that he would watch it and if by 6mo postpartum they remained high he would recommend a biopsy. Thankfully it didn't come to that! I've spoken to other mom's on a preeclampsia survivors FB page and their enzymes remained elevated from 6wks pp up to well over 12mo pp so it seems that it depends on the individual person.

I know how frustrating and stressful it could be to just wait for this WHOLE ordeal to just be OVER. My liver issues really stressed me out because it didn't feel like I was done with preeclampsia/HELLP until that was sorted out. Hang in there, keep an eye on the enzymes and hopefully they'll sort themselves out.

I hope you feel better soon!


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Re: How long will enzymes stay elevated?

Postby laney_p » Thu Feb 12, 2015 05:41 pm

Hi there,

I wish there was a precise answer for this, but unfortunately, it varies according to each patient and their unique biochemistry! Generally, most enyzmes begin dropping 6-8 weeks postpartum, and the majority of patients return to normal after 12 months. That being said, it can be difficult to regain balance, because preeclampsia can sometimes "unmask" underlying issues that continue to manifest after the postpartum period. Have you talked with your general care provider or ob about your concerns? Sounds like they are monitoring you carefully, and you should ask them to talk to you about why they think your numbers may be rising again.

And keep in touch; let us know how you are doing!
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How long will enzymes stay elevated?

Postby happymom » Thu May 27, 2004 09:19 pm

Hi. I recently had a c-section to deliver my son as soon as my doctor figured out that I had hellp syndrome. My son was born six weeks ago and all of my numbers seemed to be normalizing even up to three weeks ago. When I went back for my six weeks check-up today my enzymes are elevated higher than they were three weeks ago. How long was it before other mom's enzyme levels were completely back to normal? I'm really stressed out and scared about my enzyme levels increasing again! I would really feel better if I heard of others that this may have happened to and how long it took for you to get better.

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