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Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


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Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count ?

Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count ?

Unanswerable: Hi. There are so many different medications that your question is unanswerable. You failed to include this vital information. What medication are specifically asking about? ...Read more

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Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male ? he is using it daily for 2.5 years

Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male ? he is using it daily for 2.5 years

Below: Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Avodart, (dutasteride) especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months ...Read more

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Can effient cause a low platelet count?

Can effient cause a low platelet count?

Yes: Yes Effient can cause low platelet count, as well as low white blood cell count and anemia. Discuss other possible adverse event with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

See below: 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. Having said that, liver disease can cause both of these as can many other conditions. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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I have low platelet count and i took motrin, will it cause me to bleed?

Yes: It depends how low the platelet count really is. Counts below 50, 000 are the most problematic. Generally, Motrin and other nsaids should not be used if the platelet count is low because of increased risks of bleeding. ...Read more

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My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

My child is five years old and has a low platelet count.  What could be the cause and treatment?

Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow.
This is just too important! ...Read more

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What causes a low platelet count?

What causes a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

Several choices: The skin over the testing area is injected with numbing medicine after it is cleaned and sanitized. The infant is usually provided with a form of conscious sedation to decrease their reaction to the event. A thick short needle with an angled bevel is inserted in either the tibia below the knee or the pelvis until the doc feels it enter the bone.The bone marrow is withdrawn into a syringe. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of fever with low platelet count excluding dengue??

What can be the cause of fever with low platelet count excluding dengue??

Many things...: Depending on additional details in this case, the causes for fever and low platelets are many. Some examples include severe sepsis, tick-borne infections, adverse drug reaction, and others. You should ask your doctor this question since more info is needed to give you a more specific answer. ...Read more

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Hospitalized 4 dehydration. Bld work showed low platelet count of 128. Bld work 3 mnths ago ok. Switched to 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) from 40mg zlft on 6/10. Cause?

Hospitalized 4 dehydration. Bld work showed low platelet count of 128. Bld work 3 mnths ago ok. Switched to 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) from 40mg zlft on 6/10. Cause?

Not the meds: Neither Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac cause low platelet counts. In fact, a platelet count of 128 is not especially low and is not low enough to be concerned about an illness. The most common cause of a slightly low platelet count is an inaccurate count due to clumping of those cells, especially if you were dehydrated at the time. A simple repeat will be reassuring. ...Read more

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How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

Here's what to do: Get yourself one of these modern tests for HIV that's sensitive after the first month. You're not going to have any peace otherwise. Then live and love safetly. HIV may cause thrombocytopenia but seldom petechiae until you're very sick. Little vessels can rupture from exercising, rough-housing, or popular practices involving negative intraoral pressure. Conjunctival petechiae -- think endocarditis ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH  355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Need more info: 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. Having said that, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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Can a cold or stomach virus cause a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Several different type of viruses can cause low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). If your platelet count doesn't improve after the viral infection has resolved you will need to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are causes of low platelet count of 93 high WBC of 12.6 and protein and bilirubin in the urine. Urine is tea colored these are my 16yr old symp?

What are causes of  low platelet count of 93 high WBC of 12.6  and protein and bilirubin in the urine. Urine is tea colored these are my 16yr old symp?

See a doctor: The combination of tea colored urine containing bilirubin and protein and low platelets suggests a significant problem, possibly liver disease. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate follow up tests. ...Read more

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Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen ( 17 CM ) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops y normal

Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen ( 17 CM ) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops
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Abnormal blood tests: The splenic enlargement, low plateletes combined with fatique and night sweats are significant, and even with a negative PET scan and bone marrow bx may indicate serious illness. A hematologist in a university medical center should be consulted, and perhaps an infectious disease specialist as well as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Important.: Further investigation is warranted to determine is you have immune thrombocytopenic purpura, gestational thrombocytopenia, preeclampsia, among other possibilities. All of those conditions can affect your pregnancy outcome and personal health, so please see your obstetrician and/or a maternal-fetal specialist for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count mean?

What does a low platelet count mean?

Error,prodctn,distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a falsely lowered count is found.Low production during illness or bone marrow failure usually shows up in several blood cells. Increased destruction by immune factors or loss with bleeding disorders are seen. Platelets only last a few days at best. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count dangerous?

It depends: Very low platelet levels risk bleeding. The underlying illness may also be serious. HIV, lupus, hypersplenism from any cause, liver failure -- your first task is to find "why". Are there antibodies coating your platelets? A minimal reduction (say, 100,000) usually means nothing; there's normal human variability. But do get it figured uot. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a low platelet count?

Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count of 130 l dangerous?

No: But you should have your platelet count followed by a md. 130000 is low normal in most laboratories. ...Read more

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Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause. ...Read more

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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


Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more