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A 18-year-old female asked:

my platelets are at 331 but i have recurring petechiae(confirmed by doc) not patches, just sporadic individual dots. stuffy nose too. cause??

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Vascular fragility: If your platelet count and function are normal, vascular fragility is an other cause of petechiae. If you are overweight, losing weight would help. 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. Get HPV vaccine.

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Last updated May 6, 2016

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