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Can you have cirrhosis with normal platelets

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: Platelet count of 170,000 is normal. You did not state what your white count was or your hematocrit. Are your liver function studies normal? Are PT ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not cirrhosis: These bilirubin levels are normal as far as I'm concerned. Cirrhosis is not subtle. You would know something is bad-wrong. You're young and it sounds ... Read More
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
23 years experience Hepatology
Mildly elevated: NASH can certainly progress to cirrhosis though the bili is so so mildly elevated so I wouldn't worry about it too much. have you had a biopsy/fibrosc ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Where?: Too young for cirrhosis in spite of your heavy drinking. If you are concern about your liver get liver function test. If the spider vein are on the le ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis does not occur in every person with a LIFELONG pattern of heavy drinking. In fact, it only occurs in 20-30% of these people. I don't k ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypersplenism: With portal hypertension in liver disease the spleen enlarges. It can destroy platelets as it increases in size. Likewise continued alcohol consumptio ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Complicated issue: Cirrhosis is a serious disorder and i would not recommend self treatment for any symptoms or signs. You should establish care with a GI specialist.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Your platelets are fine. Which are low -- your lymphocytes, your neutrophils, or neither? Isolated neutropenia without other signs of illness isn't go ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
My friend,: ..You paint a very bleak picture. Your dad is elderly and his bad cirrhosis makes it likely that any treatment for his hcc will cause more harm than g ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not necessary: In liver diseases the AST and ALT levels are elevated, often many times. Your GLU and platelets are normal. Liver function like excess bilirubin and c ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Very difficult: If not impossible. The major source of low platelets in patients with cirrhosis is enlargement of the spleen which then eats platelets. The solution ... Read More

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