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DawnD811 February 8th, 2013 10:23 AM

being sent to a hemotologist??
My OBGYN called me today and told me they want me to go see a hemotologist because my platelet count was "very low". I know this means your blood doesn't clot like it should. Has anyone else experienced this during pregnancy? How did it affect you? I'm a FTM and trying to stay away from Google/webmd so I don't dianose myself with something completely rediculous and freak myself out! Thanks

Oh, fyi I will be 11 weeks tomorrow :-)

Tinky February 8th, 2013 10:25 AM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??
Could that be due to low iron? If it is that you can take iron pills.

alittlelost February 8th, 2013 10:38 AM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??
I haven't been through that, but I hope you get answers and a solution at your appointment!

KMH February 8th, 2013 10:47 AM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??

Some women have low platelets during pregnancy...my friend has it happen with every pregnancy, and as soon as she gives birth they return to normal level. Sometimes steroids help improve counts, and if they are really low they might to a platelet transfusion. With super-low platelets you can't have a spinal or epidural, so you either have to go all-natural or have a c-section under general anesthesia.

It is great that they caught it early and are sending you to someone who can help you...hopefully with the right actions now you can get it under control early and not have to worry!

PhD_Bound_Mommy February 8th, 2013 11:11 AM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??
I ditto KMH above and was about to state the same. Just try and relax and don't let your brain go to the dark side till after you see the specialist.

DawnD811 February 8th, 2013 11:59 AM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??
Thanks everyone :) my obgyn is making the appt. For me so i will be sure to update this thread when I see the Dr. Trying not to think to much about it. I was never a worrier before I got pregnant, and now that I am I call my sister (she has a 3 yr old daughter) for everything like "is this normal???!" Lol

Jessmom February 8th, 2013 12:13 PM

Re: being sent to a hemotologist??
I agree it's good your dr is looking into it. Try to relax and keep us posted.

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