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Causes of low mean platelet volume

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: But I am concerned that you infarcted some of your spleen, especially as a young woman. Please try to find out why -- and if it was atherosclerosis, d... Read More

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A 98-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Risk could be higher: If a bleed starts. So control the other factors. Keep blood pressure as low as you can go without getting dizzy. Do you really "need" the adderall ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No not MPV: Mpv does not increase your risk for bleeding. If your platelet level is going down to significant level then it will increase your risk for bleeding.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Treat the AVM: Treating the avm with surgey, an embolization or 1-5 days of highly focused radiation therapy called radiosurgery is the best way to minimize and hope... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Just means: The average size of the platelets are small. May not mean anything.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: If this is the only finding, and your physician is not concerned, i'd ignore it. Some people have smallish platelets. I trust you're not iron deficie... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Thrombocytopenia: you have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. go to see doctor to find the cause. platelet can be low due to many different things from infecti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Lab data: Without a clinical history and exam, lab data seldom has significance. This may mean nothing at all. Discuss with the doctor who ordered the testing... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Why the tests?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Follow up: Follow up with your doctor about increase platelet count, if need your doctor can refer you to hematologist for further evaluation.As far as vit, .D l... Read More