How often for liver function and platelet tests?

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby mrss » Sat Sep 15, 638942 7:52 am

I've only had my baselines. I don't expect any unless I develop symptoms.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby amandaoasis » Sat Sep 15, 638942 7:13 am

I am having the same experience as Meghan. I had my baselines and then another set at 32 weeks because my anxiousness was a bit out of control! I don't expect any more unless I become symptomatic.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby me793462 » Sat Sep 15, 638942 4:00 am

I also wanted to add, like Julie, I have NSTs and BPPs twice a week now. So, if they started to show that the baby was not growing, etc. they would probably run more tests.

Do they plan to do NSTs and such on you after 28 weeks?

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby me793462 » Sat Sep 15, 638942 3:57 am

I had baselines done at around 6 weeks. I do not think my OB planned to do them again until I was showing signs of PE/HELLP. But, they could tell I was starting to get anxious around the time it struck last time. So, they did the full PIH panel that included platelets, liver enzymes around 27 weeks. I have not had any tests since that point. I imagine they will not do them again until I have some signs of reoccurrance.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby julieb » Sat Sep 15, 638942 3:53 am

My MFM told me that unless I had symptoms, he would not be running tests. He said it was good to be proactive and cautious but that we didn't need to be truly worried until we had a reason to be worried. As soon as my BP started to rise just a little in the end and baby stopped growing so well, my labs were being run every time I had an NST, which was twice a week! If you are worried though, I would just ask for labs to be run.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby alsgirl2002 » Sat Sep 15, 638942 2:21 am

I had my baseline done at 12w. Then they followed up with a 24hr and full panels at 28w. I'm not sure how often they will do them this time. I only remember doing one or two the last time.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby jules2 » Fri Sep 14, 638942 5:23 pm

I haven't had those done since 12 weeks; now 25+. I am comfortable with that in my case, as my BP / protein are normal and I feel well. But if you are not I think you should just ask for whatever would reassure you.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby sezza » Fri Sep 14, 638942 4:41 pm

I had baselines done 6 weeks then again at 28 weeks which were good and then again at 32 weeks and 36 weeks. I think that if there were any symptoms then they would have done them more often.

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Re : How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby l412angel » Wed Sep 05, 638942 5:33 am

This is a great question. My doc said that he will only do that with any symptoms of preeclampsia. (besides my baseline which of course at 10 weeks was normal. But I guess you could always request they be done. If I hit 25 weeks and still no pe sign I am still going to request them be done!

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How often for liver function and platelet tests?

Postby jenmatt1 » Tue Sep 04, 638942 6:13 pm

For those of you who are pregnant, how often are you having your liver function tested and platelet counts done? Besides baseline test, I have not been tested for these yet and I am at 23 1/2 weeks. I have doctor appointment on Monday and want to discuss this but how often is normal if you have no other signs?

I am concerned because with my daughter, my HELLP did not manifest in BP until right at end. For me, it seemed that liver and kidney functions were the biggest issues along with the platelet drops. My BP was last thing to rise.


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