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Fluctuating platelets

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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
See the specialist: Not sure what 'low' means here. This isn't always a disease. However, seeing specialist isn't a bad idea.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results,also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a ... 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 52-year-old male 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Fluctuate: You are making new platelets every 10-12 days so any given day, your platelet count may be different. Hope this helps.
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tegretol: the answer to your question is yes there is always variability on a day to day basis as well.
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..

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