I am currently looking at flying when I am around 25-26 weeks pregnant. Currently I am 19 weeks along and my platelets have been ranging between the 40,00-51,00 mark. Has anyone flown while pregnant with low platelets? The total flight I am looking at is 6.5 hours.
I went to Portugal in October 2013. My count before I left was 41 and in return was 22. I was trialling a new medicine (for me!) at the time. Had no problems with the flight - it was about 3 hours total.
This pregnancy when my counts were in the high 80's my obstetrician advised me not to fly "just in case" but it was my call.
See what your dr thinks!
Lowest count 1. Highest count 207 (ivig) Indium scan showed predominantly splenic destruction. No meds currently, just seeing how things go.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain".
The Platelet Disorder Support Association does not provide medical advice or endorse any medication, vitamins or herbs. The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment, discontinuing an existing treatment and to discuss any questions you may have regarding your unique medical condition.
Platelet Disorder Support Association 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, Ohio 44141 Phone: 1-87-PLATELET | 877-528-3538 (toll free) | or 440-746-9003 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org