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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Estrogen & low platelets

06/12/2007

Question:

I read somewhere that estrogen and/or birth control pills might help raise your platelet count. Mine has been 30,000 for acouple years with no treatment, (just keep a check on the count every 6 mo.) What is your opinion on this?? Thanks.

Answer:

While estrogen can affect other aspects of coagulation, it really shouldn’t have any effect on the platelet count. It sounds from the message that you likely have ITP, with a stable platelet count without therapy. Whether you take estrogen or not, it should not really affect your platelet count.

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University