Top
10
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Low Platelet

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
Can a cold or stomach virus cause a low platelet count?

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