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Doctor insights on: Low Platelet Count And Anemic During Pregnancy

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Doctor for Grandma: Your grandma needs to see a doctor, possibly a geriatrician. She has multiple problems which can result in difficulty concentrating. Of course alzheimer's will cause this, but she may have more acute problems (like infection, etc) which can worsen it. If she's examined and something is found that can be treated, she may be better able to concentrate. ...Read more

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What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

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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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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Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Important.: Further investigation is warranted to determine is you have immune thrombocytopenic purpura, gestational thrombocytopenia, preeclampsia, among other possibilities. All of those conditions can affect your pregnancy outcome and personal health, so please see your obstetrician and/or a maternal-fetal specialist for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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Can you live with a low platelet count?

Can you live with a low platelet count?

YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Critically low platelet count can result in severe and potentially life threatening bleeding complication. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to die from a low platelet count?

Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist. If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more

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Can having low platelet count make you tired?

Can having low platelet count make you tired?

not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussions. You may need more testing. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...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