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A 45-year-old female asked:

im going in for the o shot on monday. i woke up today with a common cold..i've been taking folic acid and iron. will this mess up my platelet count?

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Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
No: There should be no problem with your playlets. However if you have been taking any aspirin then I would talk to your doctor about this as your platelets will not work correctly.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2017

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