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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Too little info: This is a higher level than normal. I occasionally see this as a non-specific stress response during an illness, but without more information there is ... Read More

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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: You still have more than enough platelets for the routine clotting you need to do, so taking a baby Aspirin with those platelet counts is not a proble ... Read More
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: Although your platelet count is low. It is low-normal. I would however, use a baby aspirin. Do not add Aspirin if you are currently taking other blood ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Ask your doc: Specific decisions like this require someone knowing all about your history and your family history. Risks and benefits of treatment are very specifi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: You don't mention how old the baby is, but iron deficiency is rare before 6 months except in babies born prematurely. You don't mention how low the he ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Doesn't sound like : It, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Same numbers: In the grand scheme of things, 146,000 and 150,000 are the same number when counting platelets. There is no difference. Life is not exact. Sometimes n ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Most labs no.: it is a bit elevated. Stimulants to platelet growth are chronic inflammation/infection and just blood growth hormones (polycythemia vera, which is les ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Platelet counts: Normal platelet counts range from 150-about 400-450 depending on the lab performing the test. if you have further concerns about abnormal levels, ple ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nothing: The MPV is a meaningless indicie in the CBC that only has marginal utility in dealing with patients with thrombocytopenia.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Normal platelet count in children ranges from 150, 000 to 350, 000 per cubic mm.
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