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Dr. Lawrence Ossias
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Blood Platelets Low (Overview)

Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand.


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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Ossias
9 doctors shared insights

Blood Platelets Low (Overview)

Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand.


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What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

A platelet count : Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand. ...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
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when your blood platelets get low?

Could you tell me what happens when your blood platelets get low?

Bleeding risk: Platelet help to stop bleeding if you bleed. So if your platelet level is low- you will be at risk to bleed. The lower your platelet level the higher your bleeding risk. Spontaneous bleeding can happen when your platelet count is below 10 k-and bleeding can happen anywhere. It can manifest as skin bleeding ( bruising, petchiae ( red tiny dos on skin), hematoma; nose bleed, gum bleeding, etc. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Need help docs! my blood platelets were low (125k) and i increased it (131k) but now my mpv is high, what can I do?

Relax: Your platelets were and are lowish but not dangerously so. MVP is not a health component to be treated, and it fluctuates just as your platelet.count itself does. Your physician will decide whether to follow your platelets, do more labs or Rx. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks and my doctor says my blood platelets were low during my 20 weeks blood test. I hemorrhaged during my first baby. Should I be worried?

Im 37 weeks and my doctor says my blood platelets were low during my 20 weeks blood test. I hemorrhaged during my first baby. Should I be worried?

Need more info: What is your platelet count? Why did you bleed with your first baby? Was it due to trauma for clotting problems. You should discuss these issues with your doctor as s/he knows more about your health. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood ?

Probably none: Occasionally low plts will be part of a nutritional deficiency, usually iron deficiency, but it should be obvious with other findings like anemia and small red cells. Isolated low platelets with nothing else abnormal is not a deficiency that foods can correct. There are many causes of low platelets, infections, medications, immune diseases to name a few. Work with your doctor to address cause. ...Read more