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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot. If anything, it may cause a mild increase in the white cells.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
White blood cells: are comprised mostly of neutrophils and lymphocytes. If the number of lymphocytes are low then percentage of neutrophils will naturally be high, even ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Duy Vu
Dr. Duy Vu answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A temporary reaction: Yes low platelets count may be due to several reasons: -Viral infections most often cause a temporary decrease in platelet count. -Bacterial infection ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Basically no: If your platelet count is low (under 90,000 or so calls for.a workup), the stupidest thing that anyone can possibly do is say "it's probably a virus" ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Multiple causes: Heriditary& spleen disorders Infections like HIV & Hep C Leukemia Chemo therapy drugs Some types of anemia Heavy alcohol c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You may have: bone marrow suppression from viral diseases, or as a side effect of medications taken to alleviate this illness symptoms. You need to keep tracking t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See hematologist: The term laks/cc doesn't translate into English. If he has a platelet count of 1.4 million per cc, it is abnormally high and he needs a referral to a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pattern normal: The numbers you cite are in an odd format but seem pretty normal for the symptoms you list. Sounds like a mild viral process.The white blood count is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Low platelet count: See an hematologist and voice your concerns and he will be able to track this into an appropriate diagnosis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: There are a great number of variables that can cause low platelet counts.
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