Posted 8/22/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)
Hemophilia carriers do exhibit some symptoms of hemophilia as a general thing (did a bunch of homework on it a while back), and I exhibit a good many of them. Female hemophiliacs, much like spontaneous hemophiliacs, are RARE, but not unheard of. One thing medicine teaches you is that there is no such thing as "never."
My platelet counts when I was getting CBCs done for imuran use were fine. In fact, up until I had my first flare, my platelet counts were always on the high side of normal for a female. Then, with the flare it went into the toilet, along with a lot of other stuff. Since recovering though, counts haven't been an issue.
I've just always been curious about this, because it seems to be a really common side effect for Crohn's meds. I know that bruising can indicate platelet trouble, but what that is indicative of, in turn, has always left me wondering. And, after a while, I get sick of not knowing and I just kinda snap. Unfortunately, with the end of my AmeriCorps contract looming in the next few days, I've had more time to sit and think on these things than I have in the past.