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Doctor insights on: Blood Platelets Normal

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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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Petechia 2 weeks. Blood work done. Normal platelet count, stomach pain 24hrs . Orchitis 2 hrs , sore throat at start , doctor has no answer , help ?

Petechia 2 weeks. Blood work done. Normal platelet count, stomach pain 24hrs . Orchitis 2 hrs ,  sore throat at start , doctor has no answer , help ?

Platelet function: Platelet count may be ok, but their function may not be ok if youre getting pettechia. This deserves further investigation. COnsider a blood disorder specialist- a hematologist to look into why you have pettechia. ...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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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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Is higher than normal level of platelets in the blood dangerous? And what is the cause of this?

Is higher than normal level of platelets in the blood dangerous? And what is the cause of this?

It can be: A platelet count over 1 million can have health consequences. Either clotting or bleeding. The most common reasons are reactive such iron deficiency or with infection. The blood disorder is essential thrombocytosis and can require treatment. ...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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Recently I got my blood platelets tested, These were below normal 120000 per micro-liter, I want to know its most probable causes and its cure & diet?

Recently I got my blood platelets  tested, These were below normal 120000 per micro-liter, I want to know its most probable causes and its cure & diet?

Follow it: Diet isn't the key to this or the vast majority of other health problems. Anyone who tells you otherwise is misleading you. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Nobody worries about serious disease until platelets drop below 90,000 or so. You're in no danger. Be happy for good health. Go play contact sports and don't worry about bleeding. ...Read more