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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Low platelets usually do not cause tiredness unless the underlying cause of the low platelets is the cause of the tiredness. Example: if the low plate... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Could be: In cml, you can have low platelet count either from supression to the bone marrow by the leukemic cells or from side effect of the treatment of cml. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Low platelet: Yes, you can have low platelet in CML - either from CML itself ( supression from the abnormal leukemic cell in the bone marrow) or from side effect of... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
New Abnormal labs: Viral infections can temporarily depress bone marrow function & cause low red cell counts, low white cell counts and low platelets. Acute leukemia... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious pr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
See HIV specialist: There are many reasons for a low platelet count with hiv. Could be the disease itself or co-infection with another virus (like hepatitis c) or an adv... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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

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