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Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Low limit: 50, 000 is an abnormal value and the lower limit for which an invasive test can be performed without increased risk of bleeding. At this level the value should be confirmed just before the exam to make sure it has not decreased further. ...Read more

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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


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Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Yes: Yes, if the patient is cleared by a hematology specialist. However if an intervention is planned and then a blood thinner might be used during the intervention and after, a problem could arise. The risks are different - higher - for a patient with platelets of 50 that for a patient in the normal range because there is less of a 'cushion' in case of a complication. ...Read more

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Is an ALT level of 147 and platelet count of 98,000 anything concerning? I am a healthy 52 year old woman of healthy weight, non drinker/non smoker.

Is an ALT level of 147 and platelet count of 98,000 anything concerning?  I am a healthy 52 year old woman of healthy weight, non drinker/non smoker.

LFTs + low platelets: Elevated ALT and low platelet count suggests that work up is needed to rule out any liver damage, including hepatitis and/or drug-related injury including OTC medicines. Therefore, testing hepatitis serology testing as well as assessment of medications should be performed. ...Read more

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Is a platelet level of 138 a reason for concern?

No: Not a real concern. Please follow up with you doctor to make sure everything else is okay. ...Read more

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What could having a low platelet level in the blood problem mean?

Low Platelet count: Thrombocytopenia can result from enlarged spleen, bone marrow disease, heavy alcohol consumption, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, bacteremia, pregnancy (mild), purpuras, or medications such as heparin, sulfa, quinine, anticonvulsants, interferon, & gold salts. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with a platelet count of 451and a monocyte level of .7?

Likely not: Don't worry about the numbers. By the way, do you have any symptoms? How is your period? Heavy? What is your hemoglobin? Your platelet is slightly elevated- which can happen if you are sick, catching a cold/viral infection, or if you have bleeding/ heavy period/ if your iron is low etc. Just f/u with your doctor and repeat the blood again in the next few months ...Read more

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Is it true that if a platelet count gets to be too low then NG feeding is unsafe? If so, what (approximately) would be an unsafe PLT level?

Is it true that if a platelet count gets to be too low then NG feeding is unsafe? If so, what (approximately) would be an unsafe PLT level?

Risk of bleeding: Platelets keep us safe from bleeding especially from cuts and bruises which are common in our life but go unnoticed when the platelet counts are normal(>150,000). .When platelets drop to< 50,000, then cuts tend to bleed more than normal, but there is no spontaneous bleeding, which will occur once the counts go < 20,000. The risk is greatest when platelets are <10,000. NG feeding is OK is no bleed ...Read more

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What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

Thrombocytosis: High platelet count is indicative of either a primary bone marrow myeloproliferative disorder or a secondary cause like iron deficiency, stress. Primary disorders include et essential thrombocytosis are driven by jak2 mutation or CML driven by bcrabl mutation. High platelets cause risk of vascular thrombosis, tia, cva, mi. Underlying cause have to be diagnosed and treated to normalize counts. ...Read more

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What should I do my platelet count is elevated and my ferratin level is low?

Hematologist: Low ferritin may be due to iron deficiency as a result of monthly period blood loss. If your platelet count is significantly elevated, your blood may clot too easily. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more