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How does aspirin affect platelet count?

How does aspirin affect platelet count?

It does not: However Aspirin as a major effect on platelet function. It decreases platelet clot production, and the effect lasts 7-10 days. ...Read more

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


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Can you take aspirin with high platelet count?

Can you take aspirin with high platelet count?

Yes: In fact Aspirin is often recommended for patients with high platelet counts. ...Read more

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My platelet count tends to be on the low normal side: 160 - 170. Would taking a baby aspirin (family history ofalzheimer's and stroke) be a problem?

Ask your doc: Specific decisions like this require someone knowing all about your history and your family history. Risks and benefits of treatment are very specific for each person. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

Obstetrician: This is a question that is best addressed to the obstetrician providing prenatal care as many factors need to be considered to answer this question appropriately. ...Read more

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Effient 10 mg & 162 mg asprin has lowered my dad's platelet count to 38k after 3 mon. Of angioplasty (1stent-lad). Should his doctor stop effient?

Effient 10 mg & 162 mg asprin has lowered my dad's platelet count to 38k after 3 mon. Of angioplasty (1stent-lad). Should his doctor stop effient?

Probably: Low platelet count due to Effient is not common but bleeding risk is increased with platelet count at that level + efffient and aspirin. Usually drugs like Effient or Plavix (clopidogrel) are recommednded for one year for patients with drug eluting stents to help prevent clotting of the stent. Plavix (clopidogrel) may be less likely to cause low platelets. Talk to the doctor to understand the risk/benefit of the treatment. ...Read more

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Will platelet donation lower your platelet count?

Will platelet donation lower your platelet count?

Minimally: It will minimally lower your count given the amount of platelets being in your blood stream compared to the amount take out of it. Chances are you it will not even reflect on your blood count test. ...Read more

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What are foods that naturally lower your platelet count?

What are foods that naturally lower your platelet count?

No food: The food dose not lower platelet, usually happen after infection, like mononucleosis, rubella, or medication, or isoimmune disorder like lupus. ...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

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What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: One condition associated with low platelets in pregnancy is called "gestational thrombocytopenia". This is typically a condition that manifests itself in the third trimester of pregnancy. Other more serious conditions that lower platelets are itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura), and hellp syndrome. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) decrease platelet count?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) decrease platelet count?

Not usually: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative/hypnotic commonly used for tx of insomnia. I am not aware of any affect on platelets caused by ambien. ...Read more

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M57, could clarithromycin 1000mg/day decrease my platelet count from 150 to 128 (zeros omitted).Thanks?

No: The drug would not be the cause but it is possible that what you are being treated for could. It is not a serious decrease so don't worry. ...Read more

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Please help me understand. CBC with low platelet count at 95 and MPV at 12. What is the meaning next to platelet morphology saying "SI decrease"?

Thrombocytopenia: You'll need this rechecked. The platelet morphology comment actually refers to the numbers, not the shapes. If you're drinking beverages with quinine, discontinue them before your next blood draw. Your physician knows how to follow this up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I did a blood test and my platelet count turned out to be 724*10^9/l I have iron hgb 110g/l 16ug/dl is that dangerous and how to lower the platelet co?

I am not sure: Which numbers go with what in your question. A HGB of 11 g/dl would be low for a male. Iron deficiency is also associated with thrombocytosis, but would be an usual diagnosis in a young male. Need more info here. ...Read more

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How to low my platelet count and what food to eat to lower my platelet?

Depends on cause: There is a long list of differential causing thrombocytosis, including infection, malignancy, trauma, uncertain cause. Please follow up with a hemotologist to determine cause of elevated platelets. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your platelet count to drop from the standard range (140-400K) down to 122K? Could having a cold a few days prior cause the decrease?

Platelets: Platelets can drop with viral infections. They usually rise with serious infection. Red flags would be unusual bleeding or bruising, highly unlikely with platelets over 100, 000. ...Read more

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Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

No, not true: No effect on platelet count. It has many other bad effects though! So get away from it before you develop cancer which is a much worse problem than low platelets. ...Read more

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Does taking daily 4 grams of fish oil (soft gels) for 2 months decrease platelet count? If yes, approximately by how much or points k/uL? Thank you

Does taking daily 4 grams of fish oil (soft gels) for 2 months decrease platelet count? If yes, approximately by how much or points k/uL? Thank you

Platelets/ fish oil: Https://books. Google. Com/books? Id=TOHTBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=fish+oil+and+platelet+count&source=bl&ots=6txSo9rTKf&sig=mDEYrfjNAHCf5q0xO0M8tGor3PA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzuYvntPjOAhXE6iYKHTqPAGo4ChDoAQhRMAY#v=onepage&q=fish%20oil%20and%20platelet%20count&f=false
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Effect of fish oil on count is variable. Doses of 10 g per day were associated in 2 subjects w/< 150, 000. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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Any correlation between low platelet count and feeling achy and tired? Mine dips slightly lower once in while, recently 120, 000, other bloodwork is ok

Not per se: Low platelet count does not cause aches or tiredness, however, it should still be determined why the platelet count is low and it would help to know the actual values of your tests. 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. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin K ever used to treat a PLT (platelet) count that is lower than 10?

Is Vitamin K ever used to treat a PLT (platelet) count that is lower than 10?

Clotting factor: Vitamin K specifically helps you improve clotting as a direct cofactor in the coagulation pathway, but does not directly influence platelet production or decrease platelet destruction. Low levels of Vitamin B-12 have been noted as a symptom of low platelet counts, so B-12 supplementation has been recommended, as well as vitamin C and D to improve overall health and improve platelet synthesis ...Read more

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Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I'm a 34-year old with essential thrombocythemia. Since I am still low risk for blood clots, what are natural ways to lower my platelet count?

I'm a 34-year old with essential thrombocythemia. Since I am still low risk for blood clots, what are natural ways to lower my platelet count?

There are none: Essential thrombocythemia is a real disease and one for which the best treatment is to do nothing. Any "nature doctor" who offers you a non-evidence-based nostrum is doing less for you than someone who simply urges you not to treat a lab value. By the way, in the young, the thrombocytosis if iron deficiency can be mistaken for ET. Do you have a JAK2 mutation? Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate low blood platelet count? I have pinhead size red dots on my lower legs.

Depends why: It depends on why you have a low platelet count. Depending on what the cause is the treatment, if any, will be different. See a good hematologist! ...Read more

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Why does intake of anticogulants and decrease in platelet count causes the rupture of blood vessels?

Why does intake of anticogulants and decrease in platelet count causes the rupture of blood vessels?

What RU using?: What do you use for anti-coagulation? Heparin? There is a condition called hit: Heparin induced low platelet count that can induce blood clot formation a severe condition. If using coumadin, (warfarin) prodaxa u may be overdosed. Highly suggest seing asap a hematologist! Why are you anticoagulated in the first place at age 40? Had dvt, pe? ...Read more

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How can aspirin or any of nsaids affect the function of platelets?

Platelet function: It affects platelet function by inhibiting cox-1-and subsequently affecting platelet aggregation. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more