A 35-year-old male asked:
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Are borderline low platelets (174x10E3/ul) and 2 petechiae on abdomen suggestive of leukemia? WBC, RBC, differential all normal and feel fine. Thanks!

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not leukemia: There is no evidence of leukemia and your platelet count is not abnormal. Two petecchiae are not impressive, but if showers of them occur and/or if there are nose or gum bleeding, the capillary fragility, vasculitis, liver disorders,medications like aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) are considerations. A hemtologist best qualified to evaluate you if you have further concerns.
Answered on Apr 19, 2017
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