Leukocyte Blood Test Results In Pregnant Women?
, my leukocytes were 11,400 when I was pregnant, it was still within normal limits, right.. I’m now 7 months pregnant…
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Pregnancy brings many changes to a woman's body. These changes include increased appetite, weight gain, increased stomach acid (first trimester), frequent urination, changes in female hormone levels, increased blood volume, changes in blood components.
Blood is composed of liquid and solid parts. The liquid part of the blood is blood plasma, which contains proteins, sugars, and dissolved substances. The solid part of blood is blood cells, which consist of red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets (platelets).
The changes that occur in the blood of pregnant women are as follows:
1. Decreased hemoglobin levels, because blood volume increases while erythrocytes remain relatively constant.
2. The number of leukocytes tends to increase, as the body's response to a deeper defense against infection.
3. Platelets tend to decrease, because the body uses them to prevent bleeding.
The normal number of leukocytes is around 4,000 - 11,000, and you have increased a little by 11,400, so you don't have to worry.
What you need to watch out for are signs of infection, for example, respiratory tract infections characterized by coughing up thick yellowish phlegm, urinary tract infections characterized by painful urination, and vaginal infections marked by vaginal discharge in large numbers, cloudy, and smelly. If you see any of the signs above, you need to see a doctor.
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