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If frequent alcohol was cause of low platelets- and that person stopped drinking- how long would it take for platelets to return to normal levels?

If frequent alcohol was cause of low platelets- and that person stopped drinking- how long would it take for platelets to return to normal levels?

Varies hugely: ok.. can be from nutritional problems.. resolves in 1-2 months. Can be from an enlarged spleen. Takes years to never. BUT, rarely goes lower after stopping and beginning a vitamin a day. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Would taking Depakote cause both low platelets and low neutrophils?

Would taking Depakote cause both low platelets and low neutrophils?

Yes: This drug can effect the bone marrow and make the white blood count and platelets low. Your doctor may want to stop this medication, but don't stop it till you talk to the doctor. Good luck! ...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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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

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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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 could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

Not much: High B12 is never worrisome. Low platelets, especially if below 100,000, need to be addressed with a physician who knows how to do a differential diagnosis and workup. Eosinophils over an absolute count of maybe 1000 should prompt a good history and physical exam and perhaps stool for ova and parasites. Labs are adjuncts to diagnosis and ranges are set to flag a few % of healthies. ...Read more

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Please answer! what would cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

Please answer! what would cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

Need eval: Need more detail information. Those three could be related or unrelated- thus, much more info are needed. Some other blood test, sono of abdomen and may include bone marrow biopsy if the level of abnormality is very significant. Go to see pcp and you may need to see a hematologist if the abnormality is significant. ...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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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout  cause low platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Low platelets: Low platelet counts are usually not representative of any specific genetic condition, but reflect chronic illness, liver disease, or bone marrow dysfunction. There are some autoimmune diseases such as ITP [idiopathic thrombocytopenia] which occur in people with Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, which have a genetic component. I would consult a genetic counselor for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Can you tell me more about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Genetic low platelet: Rare. I see none. X-linked thrombocytopenia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, TTP (familial form), Dyserythropoietic anemia and thrombocytopenia, Thrombocytopenia-absent radium syndrome, Bernard-Soulier syndrome, MYH9-related thrombocytopenia, etc. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

I have  a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

Low platelet count: A low platelet count can occur after blood poisoning from a widespread bacterial infection. It would not occur from a tooth abscess or other local infection. ...Read more

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Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD can it cause low platelets count?

Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD  can it cause low platelets count?

Probably not: the progesterone in the iud should not effect your platelet counts. ask your doctor what they thik is causing this. They might need to run more blood tests. ...Read more

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Can vitamin K depletion cause low platelets?

No: Low vitamin k can cause your body to have a difficult time making factors that are important for blood coagulation (factors 2, 7, 9, 10) and can lead to increased bleeding. Platelet numbers, however, should not be affected. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more