A 48-year-old member asked:
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can people with a low platelet count after having chemotherapy be at risk of thrombosis?

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Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
The opposite: Any patient with cancer is at risk for thrombosis, but during the time that the platelets are low the opposite is possible. Depending how low the platelets are one can have easy bruising, bleeding from gums during teeth brushing, it is even possible to have dangerous spontaneous bleeding in different areas of the body if the platelets are very low.
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
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Dr. Phillip Hertzman
49 years experience Phlebology
Possibly: Patients with cancer are at risk for thrombosis.
Answered on Feb 28, 2013

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