Anyone else experiencing a low platelet count? I searched and yes there is information out there but no recent threads/discussions that I could find. Just curious if anyone else in N15 is also dealing with this or has in the past?
Having a low platelet count can apparently be a sign of HELLP syndrome which is similar to pre-eclampsia and can be life threatening. When I went to my NST on Monday, I wasn't feeling well, had swelling, nausea, was super thirsty and extremely fatigued, so they drew my blood to check some things. I never got a call so I assumed the test results came back ok, but when I went to the OBGYN today for another NST and my 38 week visit, I was told my platelet count is borderline low at 140,000 as compared to 270,000 from my last blood test several months ago. The doc ordered another blood test and if my platelets are lower than they were Monday, then I'm looking at more testing and possible induction. Granted I'm 38w1d so it wouldn't be a problem for baby at this point; I just have to admit I'm a little scared considering HELLP has a 25% mortality rate from what I've read (yes, I googled... shame on me).
Any input or shared experiences would be appreciated! I take comfort in the fact that I feel much better now than I did on Monday, my BP was 129/81 this afternoon and I still do not have any protein in my urine.
I hope everyone has a great Friday and a relaxing weekend.