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Does preclampsia which turns into help syndrome cause your platelets to drop.

By June 22, 2018 - 10:19pm
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Hello, Kathy donovan. Thank you for writing.

If your platelet count drops below normal levels during pregnancy, it's likely that you have a fairly common pregnancy condition called gestational thrombocytopenia. It affects about 1 pregnant woman in 10 and usually develops in mid to late pregnancy.   Occasionally, a very low platelet could be a rare complication of pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy, called HELLP syndrome, which also causes the following symptoms:

-high blood pressure and protein in your urine

-pain when inhaling deeply
-a severe headache
-a sudden increase in swelling of the feet, ankles, hands, and face


June 23, 2018 - 5:02am
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