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What does a platelet count of 13 mean? Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on Feb 6, 2020
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