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A 50-year-old member asked:

What does a platelet count of 13 mean? should i be concerned?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Low platelets: It depends on the unit but in the United States this would typically mean 13,000 platelets per microliter which is very low and is associated with a very high risk of bleeding. There are many causes but this needs to be evaluated and treated urgently as this would be considered a medical emergency if the cause is not known.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Less than 20,000: There is actually no magic number but most hematologists would worry about a platelet count less than 20, 000 especially if associated with signs of bleeding. Platelet counts lower than this have the highest risk for internal bleeding that could be life-threatening. The chronicity of the condition causing the low platelet count and the associated symptoms help the doctor decide on how to manage it.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I have a platelet count of 458. Should i be concerned?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: usual normal platelet, 150-450
A female asked:

What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Your platelet count is a little elevated. It isn't high enough to be concerned. Check with your dr if he wants to follow levels.
A 38-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when my "platelet count" is 144?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
It's normal!: The range for normal platelets is between 150 and 300 in most labs. Your count of 144 is shorthand for 144,000 platelets per microliter of blood in your body. A microliter is about the tiniest water droplet you could see with your naked eye, about the size of the period in this sentence. So your count of 144 is just a little lower than normal, but not enough that I would be concerned.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What does a platelet count of 53 mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low: Normal platelet count is 150-250 thousand.
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