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Extreme Low Platelet Count, AIH and Pregnancy
Hello, I am new and have read several of your Q&A's.  I am a 26 year old who was diagnosed with AIH by chance (went to hospital with bad gas pains, liver enzymes were elevated, liver biopsy confirmed AIH) in my Soph yr of college.  Knock on wood, I dont usualy have problems. I take Purenethol(6mp) on a regular basis and get blood drawn twice a year as follow-up. I have one son who is 5 now and am pregnant with my baby girl, but am having problems. I was high risk with him due to the AIH, but everything went well, this time I was able to see a midwife with the condition that my liver specialist follow me monthly. I stopped the 6mp just like before when I found out I was pregnant, but didnt know this time I needed a supplement in its place I thought I would just wait till my next visit to see her (she fussed at me), where as though with my son I wasnt on anything while pregnant.  I started taking 20mg of Prednisone about 1 month ago and when I had my blood done again they now say my blood platelets are around 35,000. Needless to say she was very concerned which has put me in panic mode and now Im moved back to Labor & Delivery instead of having a midwife all in one day. I have been booked to see a Hematologist and am extrememly scared because after some reading I now find that my baby could have low platelet counts, im at risk for bleeding, possible enlarged spleen and a bunch of other stuff.   I have five days till my appointment and this is my first day can you shed any light at all on this situation, things to ask and which doctor to ask.
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Hi Welcome to the group. WOW you have a lot on your plate. I don't have much knowledge concerning pregnancy and AIH.  I suggest you check out this site it is all AIH and has a section on pregnancy.  I have found that there someone has an answer for any question I had. They are very supportive.
AutoImmuneHepatitis.co.uk  I am glad that your midwife is taking good care of you. There are not too many of us here with AIH. I will keep you and your baby in my prayers.
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