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What are the causes of low potassium low platelets

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: A low potassium level has many causes, some are due to decreased intake, some due to increase loss from the skin, gut eg loose stools, urine eg alcoho... Read More
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
In/out/shift: The approach is as follows: 1. Not enough in: this is not likely 2. Too much out: a) urine: can occur with diuretics, low magnesium b) gi: ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: These are not necessarily related, except for if you have what is called type 1 rta; in that case, innate kidney disease causes both low potassium (du... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Unlikely: A potassium-wasting problem might be due to kidney tubular / parenchymal damage from infection related to kidney stones, but in this case you would ha... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Stones low potassium: These can coexist in genetic kidney diseases like renal tubular acidosis. RTA is a specific diagnosis. Requires nephrologist. Therapy is essential. Po... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Periodic paralysis?T: This sounds to me like hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I've seen good physicians miss this. Please read up on it, see if this fits you, talk with your... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
37 years experience
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention. The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No.: Depite classic features of sle, your serologies suggest it. Low platelets or thrombocytopenia is a major feature of sle. But a parvo b19 infection wo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No, but: No, but low platelets can be a sign of something more ominous, from sepsis to ttp, that may be the cause of the fevers. In addition, some infections, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 31 years experience
Lots causesneed eval: The mild low platelets plus large red cells suggest metabolic effects, including drugs ethanol , etcetera but may also require additional serological ... Read More