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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No one thing: No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed. However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Anemia and pregnancy: Being pregnant can cause anemia. Discuss with your obstetrician. It also depends what your haemoglobin was before you were pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: I'll bet the hair stuff is telogen effluvium and I expect when your thyroid is managed it will remit, but you need to monitor the low platelets carefu ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Change meds: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 such as synthroid (thyroxine). Stop the cytomel. It can be dang ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience Family Medicine
Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Many cause: included , myeloproliferative syndromes , inflammatory disease ,drug induced, immune disorders ,hematology disorders and neoplasms ( lymphoma ,hodgkin ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Thrombocytosis: Increased platelet count is common whenever there is inflammation or trauma (reactive thrombocytosis). If no such condition is known to exist, then th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Could be: This pattern could be seen in iron deficiency, acute infection or myeloproliferative disease.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Context = everything: Let's consider: how "high" are your platelets, and how "low" is your calcium? Teeny differences are usually considered OK. If your doc is worried abou ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Not enough info to be concerned about. A high RDW and platelets could indicate just about anything including normal variation. Probably the most com ... Read More
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