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kidney disease and low platelet count

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Brenner
50 years experience Internal Medicine
See a hematologist: You really want to have this fully evaluated. It could be from a medicine you are taking, a condition called itp or a bone marrow or spleen disorder. ... Read More
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Dr. John La Puma
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Bacteria in the blood, and severe infect ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Cohenuram
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low platelets: High mpv still suggests compensatory response as opposed to decreased production in setting of eating disorder and possible injury to liver parenchyma ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Important.: Further investigation is warranted to determine is you have immune thrombocytopenic purpura, gestational thrombocytopenia, preeclampsia, among other p ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Cri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in i ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without co ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
30 years experience Medical Oncology
not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussi ... Read More

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