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herpes and low platelets count

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can ra ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Platets are found: In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the fi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Possibly ?: This is possible. Please see a rheumatologist asap.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Type?: That's a pretty low platelet count, you would want to check with your doctor prior to flying, one risk would be the lack of ready availability of medi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No, but: No, but low platelets can be a sign of something more ominous, from sepsis to ttp, that may be the cause of the fevers. In addition, some infections, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Thrombocytopenia: No. Low platelets do not cause fatigue but this could be associated with anemia or other blood related issues that could. You should seek medical adv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
No: No, no direct connection there.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends! .See below: Low platelets by itself does not usually cause headaches. Headaches could be part of a rare condition with low platelets called ttp that is a medical ... Read More

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