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High platelet count in pregnancy

A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends on the ac: We need to know what is your actual platelet count? You do not need to worry if the platelet count is not much higher than the normal range(up to 350,... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
How high?: The most common cause of a somewhat-high platelet count is iron deficiency. If you are iron deficient now, you need to address this at once, especiall... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Thrombocytosis, or high platelets, is defined as persistently greater than 450,000 platelets/microliter. Iron pills will replenish the low iron and he... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
The pregnancy losses are highly suggestive of antiphospholipid syndrome and the mildly elevated platelets do not seem to be related anymore to low iro... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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32 years experience
Rougly the same: Generally it stays about the same. Some women can develop a benign condition where their platelet count decreases during pregnancy but returns to nor... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: Platelet count goes down in pregnancy and recovers after childbirth.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy-induced thrombocytopenia (low platelets in pregnancy) will generally resolve in the first few days to weeks after delivery. There are other... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
38 years experience
Multiple causes: One condition associated with low platelets in pregnancy is called "gestational thrombocytopenia". This is typically a condition that manifests itself... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrician: This is a question that is best addressed to the obstetrician providing prenatal care as many factors need to be considered to answer this question ap... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Majority of labs have the upper limit at 450K, which will make your count normal. However, clinical context and trends if available are best in making... Read More
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