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Fluctuating platelets

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
This will depend on time of day, how long you have been out of bed and lab used. I always figure a 10% variation of most labs done on the same day fro... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
42 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 56 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 50 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 25 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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 44 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 51 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Normal: This amount of fluctuation is entirely normal. No worries!
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