Platelet Question

Have you suffered from HELLP syndrome or had a pregnancy complicated by an underlying disorder? Discuss your concerns here
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Re : Platelet Question

Postby caryn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:47 am

Welcome Earthside, Abigail!

What a good size she is!

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby char_ » Mon Apr 12, 2010 06:19 am

Thanks everyone. I definetly did not develop HELLP or pre-e this time. My OB was just being extra cautious due to my history.

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby atvlady » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:14 pm

With HELLP, you will have Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets. I don't think they diagnose HELLP without those 3 factors, even if your platelets get really low. Also, I have been told that platelets can go low during pregnancy.

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby tree » Sun Apr 11, 2010 04:10 pm

Congrats!!

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby sam10 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:15 am

Congratulations on your baby girl!

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby heather j » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:34 am

Ah, a big girl! :) Congratulations!

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby jean » Sun Apr 11, 2010 00:00 am

Congratulations!

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby char_ » Sat Apr 10, 2010 07:57 pm

My platelets took another fairly significant "dip" so to be on the safe side Abigail Marie was delivered via c-section on April 7 :). She was 9 lbs 1 oz and perfect. She's started to develop a touch of jaundice so we're watching her carefully. Other than that we couldn't be happier.

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby caryn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 06:06 am

I don't know if anyone with a history of a trainwreck pregnancy can do that, and I'm not trying to downplay your concerns either -- I'm just not a doc, and don't know how docs make these sorts of decisions about appropriate care. :). In your shoes I'd be fretting too, I'm quite sure.

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Re : Platelet Question

Postby char_ » Tue Apr 06, 2010 05:14 am

Thank-you for the reply. The platelets have just made me uneasy. I guess I just need to learn to sit back and enjoy a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy.


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