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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
37 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.


Dr. Mehdi Moezi
37 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 High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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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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 Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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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