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Can low platelet counts make you tired?

Can low platelet counts make you tired?

Not necessarily: Low platelets usually do not cause tiredness unless the underlying cause of the low platelets is the cause of the tiredness. Example: if the low platelets are due to chemotherapy administration then the tiredness is due to the chemo not the low platelets. See your primary and if necessary get a referral to a hematologist for further eval of the low platelets. ...Read more

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Is low platelet counts one of the symptoms of cml?

Is low platelet counts one of the symptoms of cml?

Could be: In cml, you can have low platelet count either from supression to the bone marrow by the leukemic cells or from side effect of the treatment of cml.
Your doctor will be able to monitor your platelet count and would be able to guide you safely through the treatment. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet one of the symptoms of you get with cml?

Is a low platelet one of the symptoms of you get with cml?

Low platelet: Yes, you can have low platelet in CML - either from CML itself (supression from the abnormal leukemic cell in the bone marrow) or from side effect of the CML treatment. ...Read more

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Low platelet count dangerous?

Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. Nl 150 -450, 000. If ...Read more

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What does low platelets mean?

What does low platelets mean?

Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process
platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube.
Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple.
Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

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. ...Read more

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What causes a low platelet count?

What causes a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Hiv and low platelet, what to do?

Hiv and low platelet, what to do?

See HIV specialist: There are many reasons for a low platelet count with hiv. Could be the disease itself or co-infection with another virus (like hepatitis c) or an adverse drug reaction or some other related or unrelated illness. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count mean?

What does a low platelet count mean?

Error, prodctn, distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a falsely lowered count is found. Low production during illness or bone marrow failure usually shows up in several blood cells. Increased destruction by immune factors or loss with bleeding disorders are seen. Platelets only last a few days at best. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count dangerous?

It depends: Very low platelet levels risk bleeding. The underlying illness may also be serious. HIV, lupus, hypersplenism from any cause, liver failure -- your first task is to find "why". Are there antibodies coating your platelets? A minimal reduction (say, 100, 000) usually means nothing; there's normal human variability. But do get it figured uot. ...Read more

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What causes low platelet blood count?

What causes low platelet blood count?

Numerous Causes: Platelets are a blood component necessary for hemostasis (cessation of bleeding); are produced in bone marrow; activated by blood vessel damage. There are numerous causes for a low platelet count: impaired production (bone marrow, genetic disorders); increased consumption (infections), increased destruction (autoimmune diseases), & more. Evaluation by your doctor is necessary to determine the cause ...Read more

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How dangerous is a low platelet count?

How dangerous is a low platelet count?

Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning. ...Read more

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Can you live with a low platelet count?

YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Critically low platelet count can result in severe and potentially life threatening bleeding complication. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low platelets?

What does it mean to have low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

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. ...Read more

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If you get low platelets, how do you feel?

Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can range from mild to life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it ok to work out with low platelets 5k?

Probably not: With platelet count less that 20k, you are at real risk of bleeding with minimal trauma, so this is probably not a good time to be in the gym. Assuming you are getting treatment, you should wait until the count comes up, but it is vital that you talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count of 130 l dangerous?

No: But you should have your platelet count followed by a md. 130000 is low normal in most laboratories. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but I it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

? ITP: It could be idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpure (ITP}, but if you taking any medication it could be secondary side effect of medication, so you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause. ...Read more

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How is my body affected by a low platelet count?

Typically: Bruising easily, a pinpoint (petechial) rash can occur, and depending on severity - you can develop spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more

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How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

Bleeding: Low platelet counts, especially if below 10 k may be associated with bleeding in the skin, mucus membrane as well as internal organs. The cause of low platelet count also determines the pathology associated with low counts. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but I it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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I have a low platelet count. What do I do to help this?

Low platelet count: See an hematologist and voice your concerns and he will be able to track this into an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low platelets?

Platets are found: In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin to lay down clot. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for ipt (low platelet counts)?

Low platelets: You need to know what causes low platelets in order to treat. Could be from medications as a side effect, infection, bone marrow disease, etc. So it depends on what caused it. ...Read more

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What could having a low platelet level in the blood problem mean?

Low Platelet count: Thrombocytopenia can result from enlarged spleen, bone marrow disease, heavy alcohol consumption, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, bacteremia, pregnancy (mild), purpuras, or medications such as heparin, sulfa, quinine, anticonvulsants, interferon, & gold salts. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to die from a low platelet count?

Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist.
If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more

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What can I do to counteract my low platelet count with adjusting my diet?

Food Matters: I would find out why they are low: do you have an immune condition? A blood problem? Make sure your B12 level is adequate; that you are not taking supplements or drugs that lower platelet count; and that you know the reason: once that illness or condition has improved the platelet count may come up along with it ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low platelet counts and high kidney function levels?

What does it mean when you have low platelet counts and high kidney function levels?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values of the lab results. It is not clear what you mean by high kidney function levels. Kidney function tests are either normal or abnormal, these are never higher than normal. ...Read more

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Low platelets past few years. As low as 80, 000, but mainly hovers between 100-130. When would it need to be looked further into?

Now: Not urgently, but I would recommend seeing a specialist for any of my patients. We Immunologists think of drug reactions, issues related to enlargement of the spleen or maybe the production of antibodies (autoimmune) against platelets. Potential causes are many and it worth a work-up ...Read more

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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout cause low platelets?

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 ...Read more

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Can you fly with low platelets 5k?

Type?: That's a pretty low platelet count, you would want to check with your doctor prior to flying, one risk would be the lack of ready availability of medical care. Another would be possible effects of turbulence causing some trauma. Usually flying is pretty safe though compared to the alternatives. Short haul safer than long haul. Best to get platelet count higher first. See: http://goo. Gl/mco9s. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Seek another cause: Fatty liver is extremely common, and if your platelets are low, the workup needs to continue. Liver disease will only drop the platelets (low thrombpoietin, hypersplenism) when it gets very much more advanced. ...Read more

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Can low platelets cause fevers of 99-100?

No: There is no relationship between your platelet count and body temperature. You could have something else going on, such as a viral illness, that hs caused suppression of your platelet production and can also cause low grade fever. But the low count itself does not cause fever. ...Read more

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Does having low platelets make you tired?

Thrombocytopenia: No. Low platelets do not cause fatigue but this could be associated with anemia or other blood related issues that could. You should seek medical advice from your internist. ...Read more