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Pregnant. Had platelets count. Can any on-line doctor help me? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am in 13th week of pregnancy.
User:I have given blood sample for platelets count.
User:It came high. 5.76 where as normal range is 1.5 to 4.0.
Doctor:May I know the reason why platelet count was done?
User:I am in 13th week of pregnancy.
User:As a normal routince , my doctor prescribed urine routine test, RBS,CBC and VDRL.
User:what will be the impact on my baby's growth and health. And what complications it will create on my health?
Doctor:Have you undergone blood counts in the past, before pregnancy?
User:I think I have undergone platelets count at the beginning of my pregnancy confirmation (5th week). I will check that report.
Doctor:Do you have the previous report for verification now?
User:it was 3.3 on 7th Jun 2013.
Doctor:May I know if all other values in the platelet count is normal?'
User:All are normal.
Doctor:A high values of platelet count is termed thrombocytosis in medical words.
Doctor:This thrombosis can occur due to unknown factor and some known factors.
Doctor:The cause for high platelet count needs to be evaluated in the first instance.
User:what kind of tests I need to take to find the root cause?
Doctor:But before we step into finding the cause, the current report needs to be confirmed.
Doctor:If thrombocytosis is confirmed, it can cause some effects on pregnancy.
User:what will be the effects?
Doctor:There are chances of miscarriage, premature delivery and some other complications that may occur.
Doctor:But do not be very worried.
Doctor:There are reports of many women having successfully delivered a healthy baby with thrombocytosis.
Doctor:With regular follow-ups, your gynecologist can monitor you and your baby for all effects and treat them early to make sure you have a healthy baby.
Doctor:So the next step is confirm the platelet count values.
Doctor:You may get the test repeated, perhaps at a different laboratory.
Doctor:If reports confirm high platelets, you can report back to your gynecologist.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok..I got it.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:Thanks Doctor.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:My gynecologist suggested some doctor to consult.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:I am having consultation tomorrow.
Doctor:Did she refer you to a hematologist?
User:Your consultation helped me to prepare myself for tomorrows session.
User:I am visiting him tomorrow.
Doctor:I think tomorrow's consultation will go on smoothly.
Doctor:At this point of time, you need not be worried.
Doctor:Your doctor might ask you to repeat the test and begin further investigations after you complete this pregnancy.
Doctor:you can come back to us for queries, if needed.
Doctor:All the best!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:ok...Thanks a lot doctor.
User:Have a good day!...
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