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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No food: the food dose not lower platelet ,,usually happen after infection ,like mononucleosis ,rubella,or medication,or isoimmune disorder like lupus.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on cause: there is a long list of differential causing thrombocytosis, including infection, malignancy, trauma, uncertain cause. please follow up with a hemotol ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Minimally: It will minimally lower your count given the amount of platelets being in your blood stream compared to the amount take out of it. Chances are you it ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Platelets: Platelets can drop with viral infections. They usually rise with serious infection. Red flags would be unusual bleeding or bruising, highly unlikel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: How low is the platelet count?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
26 years experience Psychiatry
not usually: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative/hypnotic commonly used for tx of insomnia. I am not aware of any affect on platelets caused by ambien.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Multiple causes: One condition associated with low platelets in pregnancy is called "gestational thrombocytopenia". This is typically a condition that manifests itself ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: one of the known side effects is decreased platelets
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) is a known reaction to clarithromycin. However, number of platelets also tends to vary dramatically and a change from ... Read More
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