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I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant. on my first CBC my platelet

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I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant. on my first CBC my platelet count was 254 6 months after it drops to 134 and in the past 2 weeks it had dropped to 125. Im confused between pregnancy symptoms because i had been bleeding out my nose, my gum bleeds all the time when i brush my teeth and i have a bump under both of my armpits. any test i can do ?anything am I doing wrong?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Are you having any breathing problems?
Customer: my breathing issue started about 2 years ago. I had some Electrocardiogram done. they are normal so it was considered as a chest pain unsolved
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: MY blood type is O Rh negative. Sickle cell disease in my family history and also diabete
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

congrats on your pregnancy.

your platelet levels are normal range.

bleeding from your gums is due to most likely gingivitis and poor dental care and not your platelet levels.

bleeding from your nose can be due to dry air and dried mucus in your nose.

you are most likely feeling normal lymph nodes in your arm pit.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what can be the cause of my chest pain and difficulty breathing?
for the bump under my armpit the are both as big as a lime
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
also i had all these except the low platelets before pregnancy
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

do you have anxiety symptoms?

anxiety can cause chest pains and difficulty breathing.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no anxiety issue
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

you should get ultrasound scans of your arm pits.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It can be the cause of my chest pain and difficulty breathing?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

most likely not

most likely it is not related.

have you shown your bumps under your arm pit the size of a lime to your doctor

I would think they would be concerned if you had lumps the size of limes under your arm pit.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
they barely look at it, not even examine it or touch it and said it might be a breast tissue growing there
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

during pregnancy, you can have higher estrogen levels and swelling of your breast tissue

the tail of your breast can go into your axilla and cause fullness in your axilla.

acid reflux can cause chest pains

pregnancy can make it more difficult to take a deep breath.