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Biggest Pregnancy Risk Fron Itp
Bleeding: Itp is low platelets without a clear reason for having them. For most women with itp, the platelets are low but still function well. If they get low enough though, there may not be enough to prevent significant bleeding related to surgery or delivery. Some women with low platelets will not be able to get an epidural. Sometimes antibodies in the mom will also cause bleeding problems in the baby. ...Read more
Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more
My wife was given two 30 mg doses of prednisolone, within 12 hours during 7th week of pregnancy for provisional diagnosis of itp. Any risk for fetus?
My wife was given 2 doses of 30 mg prednisolone within 12 hours time for suspected itp during 7 week of pregnancy. Is it safe for the fetus?
Yes.: Itp in pregnancy is treatable. It does depend on what medications have worked in the past. If the itp has never been treated, there are several options. Steroids are often used in pregnancy. The itp, even if treated in the mom, can cause low platelets in the newborn. This may be of more concern if mom has had her spleen removed or if othersib, inge have had trouble with low platelets at birth. ...Read more
Im 21 and ive been diagnosed with Chronic ITP since i was 4, can Chronic ITP cause infertility or prevent pregnancy or cause difficulty in ttc?
ITP and TTC: 21 year old lady with past medical history of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura with concerns about infertility & pregnancy. Studies show women with ITP are able to conceive. Studies also show that women with ITP should be monitored closely before & during pregnancy. Most women have a normal pregnancy but some studies show worsening of platelet count yet ITP can be treated during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy common? 26/f. Itp, ibs-d, hashimotos. 2 children, want #3 but afraid of cancer diagnosis when pregnant
Should women with itp stay away from anything that increases estrogen? Like pregnancy and hormonal birth control?
If I have ITP BEFORE pregnancy, having antibodies that destroy platelets - How can we be sure baby's platelets are ok for vaginal delivery?
Get CBC ask abt IVIG: You can have a CBC checked. If your platelets are below normal, ask you OB to consider giving you IVIG which will increase your platelet count and taking the anti-platelet antibodies out of circulation. This will also decrease the amount of antibodies you may be transmitting to your baby. But know that most mothers don't even know they have ITP, they give birth, and the babies are usually ok. ...Read more
Can I have a vaginal delivery if I have ITP BEFORE pregnancy? I have antibodies that destroy platelets. How can we be sure baby's platelets are ok?
Definitely: There are plenty of women with ITP who have successful pregnancies. Vaginal delivery would definitely be preferable, as regional anesthesia (epidural or spinal), usually requires platelets above 80-100K. Platelets should be checked monthly in pregnancy.As you likely already know, these antibodies can pass through the placenta and newborns can be affected. Consult with a perinatologist with ?'s. ...Read more
Pregnant. Is forceps or vacuum delivery ok with ITP? ITP is dormant, not a problem in pregnancy. Moms platelets normal, can fetus platelets be low?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more