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Does your platelet count normalize after pregnancy?

Does your platelet count normalize after pregnancy?

Yes: Pregnancy-induced thrombocytopenia (low platelets in pregnancy) will generally resolve in the first few days to weeks after delivery. There are other causes of low platelets that may need to be addressed depending on how low the platelet count gets as well as how fast it may or may not rebound. It also depends on your general health. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Does your platelet count change with pregnancy?

Does your platelet count change with pregnancy?

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 normal after birth. ...Read more

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What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: One condition associated with low platelets in pregnancy is called "gestational thrombocytopenia". This is typically a condition that manifests itself in the third trimester of pregnancy. Other more serious conditions that lower platelets are itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura), and hellp syndrome. ...Read more

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I have high platelet count. I have been refused care by my pcp due to pregnancy. My question, are there any issues i need to worry about with higplate?

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, especially since you're going to be a mother. Cause (dietary, blood loss monthly or from other source) needs to be found. If the count is high enough to warrant a hematology referral, it can be done while you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

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 appropriately. ...Read more

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What does a high platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

?thousand?: Platelet counts are usually given as hundreds of thousands per ml of blood. As a means of shorthand communication, they may be stated without the zeros, so "652" likely means 652, 000. This is somewhat high, and might merit investigation but your doctor will know best the circumstances in which this may fit. If it is really only 652, that is dangerously low, and you need to be in a hospital asap. ...Read more

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What number is a dangerous platelet count?

Low: Counts between 100-150 (thousand) are usually w/o symptoms. As the count drops towards 50 more bruising and mucosal bleeding are seen. As the number drops below 50 towards 20 the incidence of spontaneous bleeding in the brain increases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera. Let your doctor find out. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more