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low platelet count 120 is it dangerous

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. nl 150 -450,000. If

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Platelets in normal range help stop bleeding when we are injured. Low platelet count below 100000 increases our risk of bleeding ; it becomes dangerou ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It depends: Very low platelet levels risk bleeding. The underlying illness may also be serious. HIV, lupus, hypersplenism from any cause, liver failure -- your f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr. B. It depends on the associated conditions. An otherwise healthy person would be okay with a count as low as 10,000, but not if the per ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fay
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: But you should have your platelet count followed by a md. 130000 is low normal in most laboratories.
A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: yes.....bruising, bleeding will be increased.
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lab error or real: The platelets are fragile & subject to clumping in the specimen& that drops the count. Repeating a level would be prudent on a random low count. True ... 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

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