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High blood count in Pregnancy??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 17, 2010
  • 08:58 PM

Hi, im 24 years old and set to have your second baby due in January. During this whole pregnancy my OBG has been watching my platelet count as it has been slightly elevated since the beginning. When I went in for my glucose testing she said she would do follow up blood work with that just to make sure my platelets hadn't gone up any, and if they did go up she would put me on a baby asprin. However, the results came back and my platelets were up to 595,000. She then told me she would be referring me to a hematologist. Im just really curious as what to expect during this appoinment? Being that im so close to my due date I would have thought that if it was serious they would have had me in sooner. My OBG did mention that she was extremely baffled because my platelets were well within the normal range as far as color and shape....as if that means anything?! And I don't have any symptoms that most people are reporting on here. I would say that my diet has been sub-par this pregnancy and not exactly the picture of health as it probably should be....caffeine and probably could stand to drink more water. So she has me taking two iron pills a day....which im guessing she is doing to experiment with my iron leves. So im just wondering what should I expect at this appointment being that im preggo? Any chance that high platelet count is due to pregnancy??....even though ive read it typcally is supposed to go down during a pregnancy. Just don't want to have worry about this after baby comes! And this all didn't start until the beginning of just this year with the high platelet stuff. My pregnancy in 09 with our first daughter was just fine!?

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