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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
40 Doctors shared insights

Blood Platelet Count (Overview)

Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, 000 platelets per microliter.


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What does a blood platelet count of 294 mean; good or bad?

What does a blood platelet count of 294 mean; good or bad?

Normal: The range is 250, 000-400, 000.When you say 294, I believe it is 294, 000. ...Read more

Dr. Mehdi Moezi
40 Doctors shared insights

Blood Platelet Count (Overview)

Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, 000 platelets per microliter.


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

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

Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What causes a high blood platelet count?

What causes a high blood platelet count?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Why?: What number now?
Why is it?? high? If it is.
Any prior trauma? Surgery, spleen removal?
Need diagnosis and then treatment choices will follow. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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I have a 542 blood platelet count, I need to have a normal count for my medical to work onboard a ship? What should I do? Thank you for your answers!

I have a 542 blood platelet count, I need to have a normal count for my medical to work onboard a ship? What should I do? Thank you for your answers!

Find the cause: Some folks simply run high. Or you may be marginally iron deficient without anemia. You may need a letter from a hematologist saying that this poses no danger; it's the low platelet count that creates a dangerous work situation. ...Read more

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What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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What causes a high blood platelet count?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up.
If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

Bleeding: Platelets are the scaffoding for clot formation and subsequent tissue remodeling. Platelets aggregate at the bleeding site to prevent further blood loss. Abnormal platelet aggregation/destruction, insufficient production, and certain medication can also decrease platelet count. ...Read more

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Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Platelets disorders: Very easy answer check with the nearest hematologist. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

What should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

See a Hematologist: Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) may be due to multiple different problems including a rxn to medication or cancer, however it is most commonly without an identifiable cause (idiopathic or itp). Treatment is only necessary if counts get very low (putting one at risk for spontaneous bleeding) or before surgery. Treatment varies with the cause; it sometimes resolves on its own. ...Read more

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What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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What does a blood platelet count of 294 mean; good or bad?

Normal: The range is 250, 000-400, 000.When you say 294, I believe it is 294, 000. ...Read more

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

Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood platelet count?

Blood clotting cell: Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, 000 platelets per microliter. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Why?: What number now?
Why is it?? high? If it is.
Any prior trauma? Surgery, spleen removal?
Need diagnosis and then treatment choices will follow. ...Read more

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My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

Not concerning: Here is a great article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

Depends on situation: This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue. It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about. I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems. I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that I shipped off to major medical centers for treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering with low blood platelet count. Now it is 15000 our of the minimum of 150000. Let me know the reasons and remedies to improve it?

Need work up: Your platelt count is severely low you need to see a hematologist and need work up and perhaps starting treatment. The treatment will depend on cause for low platelets and may be simple or complex. ...Read more

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I have a 542 blood platelet count, I need to have a normal count for my medical to work onboard a ship? What should I do? Thank you for your answers!

Find the cause: Some folks simply run high. Or you may be marginally iron deficient without anemia. You may need a letter from a hematologist saying that this poses no danger; it's the low platelet count that creates a dangerous work situation. ...Read more

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Can alcohol lower blood platelet count?

Can alcohol lower blood platelet count?

Low platlets: It can if you have liver disease from alcohol drinking. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
913 Doctors shared insights

Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more