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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are causes for mildly low platelets?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What could cause low platelets?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist.
United Kingdom
A 45-year-old male asked:

Can gout cause low platelets?

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Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Low platelets: Low platelet counts are usually not representative of any specific genetic condition, but reflect chronic illness, liver disease, or bone marrow dysfunction. There are some autoimmune diseases such as ITP [idiopathic thrombocytopenia] which occur in people with Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, which have a genetic component. I would consult a genetic counselor for more information.
Brownsville, TX
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can low platelets cause fevers of 99-100?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
No, but: No, but low platelets can be a sign of something more ominous, from sepsis to ttp, that may be the cause of the fevers. In addition, some infections, like rickettsial infections, have hallmarks such as low platelets. See your doctor.

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