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My platelet count is 140 Should I be concerned Can I raise it through diet

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
How old are you: I'd need age and meds you are taking.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Go to see MD: I don't think your symptoms have anything to do with the mpv. Since you are worried, you should talk to your parents and go to see you doctor to get c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John La Puma
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Food Matters: I would find out why they are low: do you have an immune condition? A blood problem? Make sure your B12 level is adequate; that you are not taking sup ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fix the problem: What is the cause? That is the question you have to answer. If you have low iron -then your will need to fix the iron ; find out why iron is low. Once ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Any plan starts: With a specific diagnosis. Do you know why your platelets are low? How low? Severity and cause will lead to the safest and best strategy.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Try this: I understand you need a normal blood count to work in your country's merchant marine. Think about taking an iron supplement empirically. This is subst ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In most labs: Lower limit of "normal" for platelets in 140. One hundred thirty five of no clinical consequence.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Less than 20,000: There is actually no magic number but most hematologists would worry about a platelet count less than 20, 000 especially if associated with signs of b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: usual normal platelet, 150-450

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