Low blood platelets during pregnancy

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Avatar f tn Thanks guys, I appreciate it...
Avatar f tn Has anyone else had low platelets during pregnancy? I did w my first, had to see a hematologist, get my blood drawn all the time and ended up not being able to get an epidural. Now I'm pregnant w my second and its happening again..am I the only one?
2030686 tn?1351692148 For example, amoxicillin can lead to anemia (low red blood cells), thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and leukopenia (low white blood cells). Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen. White blood cells help fight infection and platelets help in wound healing. Anemia leads to fatigue and shortness of breath. Leukopenia makes you susceptible to infections and thrombocytopenia makes you prone to easy bruising and bleeding. http://www.livestrong.
Avatar f tn platelets are cells in your blood that help your blood to clot when it needs to. The normal number of platelets is between 150 and 400 million per millilitre (ml) of blood. Most pregnant women have normal numbers of platelets, but about eight per cent of pregnant women have a slight drop in their platelet count. Your count is below normal if you have between 100 and 150 million platelets per ml of blood.
Avatar f tn All my blood work has been low the hole pregnancy. 35+3 and going strong. Just did a blood draw Monday will find out Monday if it's all OK or sooner if it's important.
Avatar f tn Also, the liver has so many different functions, the variability of symptoms can come and go. As example, my husband's platelets got as low as 38 during treatment, but his bilirubin levels were all normal. Currently, with class B cirrhosis and HCC, he has normal platelets, but elevated bilirubin. The functions of the liver and the subsequent responses in the body are neither linear nor lateral.
Avatar f tn In the last pregnancy (2007), I had still birth at 34 weeks due to IUGR. During the present pregnancy, my doctor has recommended aspirin and Low Molecular Weight Heparin (like Clexane) for the entire pregnancy period. I am regularly taking these both medicines. Regularly undergoing Ultrasound regular scan and Doppler scan. Till now the growth of fetus is good and is better than the last pregnancy. But my platelet count is coming down, now its around 160,000.
Avatar f tn Yes change doctors. 119,000 is plenty of platelets. This doctor is not well informed about hepatitis so treating with them could be a waste of your time, money and effort as it is common to see platelet count drop during treatment. He would probably stop your treatment even though you were having a normal response to treatment. You don't want to have to retreat because of your doctor's ignorance. Lower platelet counts is a side effect of peg-interferon.
Avatar f tn When I was pregnant with my son I had low platelets and my midwife told me that if my platelets were too low I couldn't get an epidural because I could bleed to death,and if I needed to get a c cection then I would have to get put to sleep.
Avatar f tn i had a scare and had to have some blod work an incidentally they found all my blood work too low esp. my h&h and my platelets. the only number i have is my hgb is 9. has anyone had pregnancy anemia. and does it affect the baby or delivery or anything.
6708370 tn?1471493810 Hey there, when I was first diagnosed with HCV it was brought to my doctors attention by my platelets being low at 67, I also had odd shaped red blood cells. She sent me to a blood specialist who dx me with HCV. At the time I was taking a lot of Advil for a torn tendon. I stopped the advil, aspirin and my platelets went up. At the time they had to be at least 100 to start a HCV trial. I got that high. Once I was SVR my platelets came up to within normal limits.
Avatar f tn And she is LOW BIRTH WEIGHT - 5 lb 5oz - and has been in NICU since the beginning for low blood sugar, low body heat, low platelets, high red blood cells, inability to eat, and failure to urinate enough. Feeding tube and all that. .... How does the doctor insist that the body weight was OK and would probably be almost 8lb and it turns out to be so low? Especially since I specifically asked this question at every appointment?? I feel like that was negligent.
Avatar n tn I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.
Avatar n tn I've had similar sensations but not while asleep. I blamed them on low blood sugar but never really knew for sure. I have rythmic movements in my legs while asleep, but they feel like contractions or jerks when they wake me up. Sorry, no answers. But I'll be watching to see if someone else comes up with something.
Avatar f tn On the delivery day my blood has reached 5 HB and I was transmitted with 2 units of blood. After then, I was further transmitted with blood twice within the last few months were my blood HB reached 5.6. I am 30 years old and am diagnosed with a coronial sickle cell disease. Recently, I had my first private consultation were the diagnoses resulted in enlarged spleen (9 cm). Other related tests such as direct coombs were negative.
Avatar f tn Hi I had a baby 8 years ago, I had Fm before I became pregnant, but made a decision to have a baby anyway. I found that during pregnancy my symptoms seemed to improve slightly. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy 11 days after my due date. I had a few false alarms during my pregnancy where I thought I was in labour, but was not, but this was in part due to my experience with my first pregnancy 14 years previously. I had a really quick labour and recovered quite quickly.
Avatar f tn 8 isn't very high in pregnancy. You are more likely to have slightly elevated wbcs during pregnancy because it is foreign and your body sees it as such. I am guessing your dr isn't going to bat an eyelash as that. Low rbcs in pregnancy is common too. I would be more concerned about your platelets and hemoglobin and hematocrit.
Avatar f tn -- red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body; -- white blood cells, which help fight infection; and, -- platelets, which stick together at the site of a cut or wound to form a clot to stop the bleeding. People who have thrombocytopenia don’t have enough platelets to form a blood clot, and so they may bleed excessively when they are cut. 2 -- How does thrombocytopenia occur?
Avatar n tn I am looking for more info on pregnancy after an endometrial ablation. I had an ablation in May 2002. January 2003 I was not feeling well and went to the family doctor. She thought it may be an ectopic pregnancy since I was told I was sterile. I had an ultrasound to discover it was an interuterine pregnancy and I was about 9 weeks. I am now 17 weeks and for the past month trying to decide to terminate or continue.
1916673 tn?1420236870 PACKED CELL VOLUME (PCV) 37% – 55% This tests the percentage of blood that has red blood cells in it once plasma as been separated out. Low PCV readings invariably lead to a diagnosis of anemia. The symptoms of anemia are rapid breathing, a lack of energy and pale gums. In severe cases, anemia can lead to coma, organ failure, hypothermia and death. An emergency blood transfusion is usually suggested, if the level of PCV falls below 20%.
Avatar n tn I am so glad to hear that others get it too. I am thin, athletic with low blood pressure. I do have low platelets and have a border line low thyroid problem. Other wise I am in good health.
Avatar m tn 25,000 to 50,000 platelets/mm3 Severe: Pregnancy, which may cause mild thrombocytopenia. > Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition in which your immune system mistakenly identifies platelets as a threat and forms antibodies that attack them. > Other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, which may lead to destruction of platelets due to a malfunctioning immune system.
Avatar f tn Completely normal I had nose bleeds my whole pregnancy with my second and my nose has bleed my whole pregnancy this time as well. It has to do with the increased blood volume pregnant women have. Don't worry about the cold sore either.
Avatar m tn I recently had blood work done and it indicated that my Platelet count has dropped to 126,000. I have always had my blood checked at least annually and my platelets have always been in normal range. I wonder if this indicates that I am now cirrhotic or getting there? Has anyone ever heard of dcereased paltelets in the Hep C patient inidcating anything other than this? Your help is appreciated.
568905 tn?1291978514 I did do some research on this and it is normal during pregnancy for them to be low compared to non-pregnant people, and even apparently is healthy. Ie. hemoglobin in pregnancy is not considered"anaemic" unless it is less than 10 - 12. This is due to the extra blood volume that we have at the moment (about 50% more). Keep drinking plenty of fluids, take your prenatal supplements, and iron with vitamin C. Or iron rich foods, combined with vitamin C. Don't worry too much about it.