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A 46-year-old member asked:
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
?ITP: It could be idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpure (ITP},but if you taking any medication it could be secondary side effect of medication , so you should ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Suggestion: Platelet number has a wide range (150 - 450,000). But I suggest you to follow your PCP for the stability of your platelet. If keep dropping or persist ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes Effient can cause low platelet count, as well as low white blood cell count and anemia. Discuss other possible adverse event with your doctor.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" y ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why the tests?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pancytopenia: Pancytopenia could be related to other issues that needs to be evaluated including pediatric connective tissue disease. Your physician will look at a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients s ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: Why did you have these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usual ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: I've had my RDW that high just from frequent blood donations. Your absolute neutrophil count is probably high -- did you have a recent infection? A re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Still no definitve : Diagnosis, and we can't draw conclusions too from the limited info on that limited platform. Just keep the follow up and see what the doctors will tel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Actual results: It would help to know the actual values. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usuall ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some: Hard numbers. A high lymph percentage may not mean anything depending on the total white blood count. Not uncommon to see no eos on a 100 cell differ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
High ESR: high ESR may be high because you are anemic.Discus with your team.
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A 25-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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to investigate: Low white blood cell count can be due to many reasons, none of those is good, and the patient needs to be investigated to determine the cause. Some ma ... Read More
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A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: yes.....bruising, bleeding will be increased.
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