APTT Examination Results In Pregnant Women?
Hello I’m Riyanti, age 28, I’m pregnant UK 32w3d. I routinely do ultrasound every ultrasound of my fetus is always considered small even though according to the label my biological age and fetal weight I see normal. And my obstetrician advised me to do an APTT lab check and my APTT results 28.3 is this normal? And I was told to take Thrombo Aspilets. Is it safe for me to take this drug in the 3rd Trimester? I had previously been treated until I was admitted to the hospital twice, because of bleeding due to placenta previa in the UK 26w. Thank you in advance.
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Examination of blood samples can help determine blood clotting function, namely Thromboplastin Time (PTT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). APTT normal range values have a range of 30-40 seconds with a normal PTT range of 60-70 seconds. The aPTT value at 28.3 indicates a shortening of the aPTT time compared to the normal range.
Some conditions that can cause aPTT to be shortened include the initial stage of DIC, malignancy, conditions after acute bleeding, elevated clotting factor levels. It is also important to watch out for PTT and aPTT which increase far above the normal range because it can increase the risk of spontaneous bleeding.
Thrombo aspilets is a medication that contains Aspirin, in low doses can be as antiplatelet and help stop the process of blood clots. In high doses can have pain relief benefits. When taking aspirin, you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of using the drug. It was noted that aspirin in pregnancy has a category C.
For information about considerations and safety as well as the regimen of aspirin use, you can consult a doctor regarding the treatment, avoid stopping or changing the treatment regimen and dosage yourself, avoid activities that are too strenuous, maintain a healthy diet, activities and adequate rest. For more information about aspirin, you can access this link.
Hopefully this information can help you,