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Originally Posted by bass chick
My mom has high platelets and she has to take a medication called hydroxyurea. I'm pretty sure this is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is a medication also used to treat some forms of cancer. She is also supposed to take a low-dose aspirin, but had to stop because of a stomach ulcer. I don't know much about high platelets except for what my mom tells me. She said that her specialist told her to be careful when she cuts herself because she could bleed a lot. I was confused because platelets are what cause the blood to clot. But she said she was told that platelets are what tell your blood to clot or not to clot. This seems like a lot of she-said-that-she-said-that-he-said, but this is the unofficial information that I have been given. I would definately see a hematologist. I hope everything goes well and that you give birth to a beautiful healthy baby.