Can People With Liver Failure Get Pregnant?
What is the chance if a person with liver failure gets pregnant and gives birth while the mother and baby are safe? thank you
Thank you for the question.
Liver failure is damage to the liver so extensive that the liver can no longer function. Liver failure is divided into acute liver failure, sub-acute liver failure, and chronic liver failure. Acute liver failure is damage to the liver caused after 8 hours of damage to the liver. Subacute liver failure within 8-26 weeks. In chronic liver failure the damage occurs slowly.
Liver failure during pregnancy is a challenge for both doctors and other medical personnel. Liver failure can be the result of pregnancy itself or occur in conjunction with pregnancy. Liver failure during pregnancy, among others, is caused by:
vomiting during excessive pregnancy or hyperemesis gravidarum hepatitis fatty liver HELPP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver function enzymes, and decreased platelets) in patients with intrahepatic eclampsia cholestatic alcohol consumption for a long time poor nutrition In liver failure the symptoms are:
sluggish nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, swollen stomach, easy bleeding. This condition is a dangerous condition for both the mother and the fetus. Where in babies can occur:
preterm birth asphyxia or difficulty breathing at birth detachment of the placenta or placental abruption in the womb Death For pregnant women:
renal failure, severe bleeding or multiple respiratory failure, convulsions, peeling of the retina of the eye, rupture of the liver blood vessels. This pregnancy is a high-risk pregnancy. There is no exact data on what percentage survived and what percentage failed. Of course, taking immediate action will have more chances for both the mother and the fetus. We recommend that you consult a Gynecologist for this problem.
If the cause of liver failure is known, the doctor will treat the cause according to the type of liver failure he has suffered.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono