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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
37 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience 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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Dr. Scott Diede
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Varied...: Low platelets are caused by a lack of production or increased destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
19 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can ra ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Giordano
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: With platelet count less that 20k, you are at real risk of bleeding with minimal trauma, so this is probably not a good time to be in the gym. Assumin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Risk for bleeding: Low platelet will give you risk for bleeding. The lower the platelet l the higher your risk for bleeding. Technically speaking- if your platelet is lo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Platets are found: In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the fi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Now: Not urgently, but I would recommend seeing a specialist for any of my patients. We Immunologists think of drug reactions, issues related to enlargemen ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
19 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Possibly ?: This is possible. Please see a rheumatologist asap.
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