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does a low platelet count mean cancer

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There are many other causes, including being one of the several percent of healthy folks who happen to fall below the reference range, which the lab k ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Low platelet counts : Need more information. Past medical history, symptoms, complete blood count and peripheral smear if any will help narrow down the diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lab error or real: The platelets are fragile & subject to clumping in the specimen& that drops the count. Repeating a level would be prudent on a random low count. True ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends : How high is the monocytes count, the actual number not the percentage. Medication? Previous chemotherapy. Consider seeing a hematologist. Missing ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
49 years experience Pediatrics
Infections: Low platelets can be due to many causes. Infections such as viral (cmv, rubella, enterovirus, herpes) or bacterial. Maternal causes such as pih. Bone ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Normal range: Usually 150 - 450000 counts are in normal range as you quote.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not necessarily : There are several components in blood tests. The various components vary in ranges due many causes. Just because one component is low does not necessa ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon.
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