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Fluctuating platelet count

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
White blood cells: are comprised mostly of neutrophils and lymphocytes. If the number of lymphocytes are low then percentage of neutrophils will naturally be high, even ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The obvious: Question is why is it being checked so frequently? Lab variation looks like the main issue -- i think of clumping when it is slightly low and all over... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See a hematologist: This is a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) and may have several possible causes. Some causes may be serious. Have your dad see a hematologist if ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, none at all: Unless the count is dropping down, there is no concern. It is very close to the reference range of normal platelet counts..
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Same numbers: In the grand scheme of things, 146,000 and 150,000 are the same number when counting platelets. There is no difference. Life is not exact. Sometimes n... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Huh?: I suspect you mean red blood cells as they are dependent upon adequate iron stores for production and are often low in menstruating and birthing femal... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends : Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hy... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
The platelet count may vary and if there is inflammation or an infection, a repeat test may be indicated. Please follow up with your PCP.

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