What Causes Low Platelet Count During Pregnancy?
I've taken IVIG and Steroids but these had no effect on the platelet count so i discontinued steroids.
Inspite of my platelet count going as low as 3k during the second trimester, i've never had any bleeding/ purpura marks.
My gynae has advised me to take an Tetanus Injection now (during the 24th week). Is there any risk taking an intra-muscular injection with low platelet count?
You may get your tetanus injection but the platelet count needs to be maintained
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
You may get your tetanus toxoid injection with low platelets.
However, please get your platelet count re-confirmed.
Platelets lower than 10,000 per cmm carries a very high risk for bleeding.
You need to consult your gynecologist as well as a physician for platelet transfusion.
It would be good if you could get tetanus intra-muscular injection after correction of platelets and under medical supervision.
If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Thanks and take care
Dr. Shailja Puri