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Low platelets mean I have leukemia

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not necessarily : There are several components in blood tests. The various components vary in ranges due many causes. Just because one component is low does not necessa ... Read More
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Temporally, slightly low platelets, that are still more then 100, 000 usually have little significance. You can see that as a consequence of viral i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Cogle
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
It is possible...: Familial cases of erythroleukemia (m6) have been described. M6 itself is relatively rare, and familial cases even more rare. Usually, m6 develops in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not leukemia: There is no evidence of leukemia and your platelet count is not abnormal. Two petecchiae are not impressive, but if showers of them occur and/or if th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia can present as an isolated entity. It is not feasible to say more without knowing rest of your health history and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: She need further evaluation to find cause off low platelet and neutropenia it could be aplastic anemia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Could be part of autoimmune complex. Itp, pernious anemia and thyroid dysfunction/hashimoto's thyroiditis.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Both: Low platelets will cause a tendency to bleeding. There are few causes for why they are low, one of them being your marrow not producing enough. Hope i ... Read More

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