A 37-year-old female asked:
My platelet count is 478 (ranges from 450 for the past year). doc told to take iron pills daily and ferritin is normal. was high platelets the cause of my 2 pregnancy losses? also been ttc now for 2 years?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Answered Jan 09, 2022
Internal Medicine 28 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 iron, but rather to an inflammatory disease. Start with your primary care as further work up may be needed with the help of a specialist, rheumatologist or hematology.
Answered Jan 10, 2022
Last updated Jan 10, 2022
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