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The platelet count in friend goes down when she is pregnant. Why does this happen, and is it life threatening?

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asked Jun 15, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
retagged Jun 15, 2012 by LarryEitel

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From the Pregnancy Baby Care website

Low platelets during pregnancy are a common thing. The standard platelet count is between 150 to 400 million per milliliter of blood. However, this count may vary from person to person.

Low Blood Platelet Count During Pregnancy Causes
 

While you are pregnant, your body produces more plasma in blood. This is the liquid part of your blood. However, the platelet count stays the same resulting in low platelet count during pregnancy as they are diluted.

answered Jun 15, 2012 by Jan B. Wade (4,930 points)

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