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Why would an elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit

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Why would an elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit (hemoconcentration) be expected with preeclampsia but not with HELLP syndrome?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Actually HELLP is something I consider to be a subset of Severe Preeclampsia - and hence I usually do see hemoconcentration with HELLP , but not all the time - and honestly we do not have a very good reason for this - and many times you have to make a diagnosis just on the clinical information that you have at hand which many times is NOT a standard BOOK answer, but something that we use our CLINICAL experience for - and also HELLP many times also does not present with blood pressure problems so you have to be ready to expence any thing.
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