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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why.

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A male asked:

I have very low platelet count, low iron, extreme itchiness, and fatigue. What could it be?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Toubling: Looks like you have a hematologic issue which should be evaluated by a hematologist. Low iron itself may cause itching and fatigue from the likely anemia but I suspect that there is something more complicated than that.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes a low platelet count?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist.
Last updated Jul 17, 2014


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