I'm 34 weeks +3 pregnant and have been having severe pain in my lower right ribcage this week. I've been to the hospital a couple times for it and my lab work has come back normal and my blood pressure is great. They discovered that my gallbladder has sludge and stones, so they diagnosed me with gallbladder pain and have been trying to treat it with narcotics. The surgeon would like to avoid surgery since I'm so far along in the pregnancy and because the gallbladder doesn't look that bad at this point. I went back to the hospital today for fluids and IV medication and noticed on my discharge paperwork that my platelets were a little low at 115, but that they weren't concerned and just wanted to retest them in one week.
I delivered my first child at 36 weeks due to severe pre-e with all the usual symptoms - high bp, swollen ankles, etc. My second child was delivered at 33 weeks due to what they think was atypical pre-e. My blood pressure was normal except for one high reading, no swelling, but I had URQ pain off and on, and my platelets and enzymes would jump around. One day they would be slightly concerning, the next they would be in the normal range.
I have an OB appt tomorrow and plan on asking questions then, but should I be concerned that I could developing pre-e or HELLP? Can the pain be located slightly lower in the ribcage? Has anyone else had a similar experience? I know that my doctor and hospital will provide great care for me, but I have to admit that I had my heart set on a full term baby this time around,