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what does it mean when your platelets are low?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention.
Answered on Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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"it means you could [bleed] easily"
Feb 18, 2012

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