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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. nl 150 -450,000. If
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
High ESR: high ESR may be high because you are anemic.Discus with your team.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia with: High RDW can be iron deficiency. How recently have you had chemo for breast cancer? Many patients after chemotherapy run a low ish WBC with relative n ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
See your doctor: It depends on how high the lymphs are and the total wbc. There could be a number of causes of this count, some serious and some not so serious. It cou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammatio ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Macrocytic anemia: Please forgive my frankness and the appearance perhaps of flippancy. In our dysfunctional health care system, physicians often have less time to expla ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usua ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high on WBC?: A high rbc and low MCH can be thallesemia trait. Do yo know the actual numbers?

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