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What causes chronic low platlet count?

What causes chronic low platlet count?

DDx: There are many potential causes of low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). In general platelet production can be low from various bone marrow disorders including cancer and other problems. If the bone marrow is producing platelets they can be destroyed in the body such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) or sequestered in the spleen if the spleen is enlarged (eg alcohol related splenomegaly).

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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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My daughter has a low white blood platlet count of 109 what could cause this to happen?

My daughter has a low white blood platlet count of 109 what could cause this to happen?

Many possibilities: The most common cause of low platelets in children is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a self-limiting condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against its own platelets (can happen after viral infections). Sometimes this needs treatment, other times it will resolve on its own. If the low platelets are a chronic condition, there are many rare possibilities. A hematologist can help.

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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.

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

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.

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What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious infection, an inflammatory condition or some types of cancer. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a hematologist.

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Does a low platlet count of 75000 causes splinter hemorrhages?

Does a low platlet count of 75000 causes splinter hemorrhages?

Petechiae: Punctate cutaneous red marks, characterize very low platelets...75k is low, I've seen it a lot, and cannot recall ever seeing petechiae at that level (not low enough). Splinter hemorrhage is a sine of bacterial endocarditis...A lesson from physical diagnosis, but I have also never seen in a 35 year career.

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32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause.

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What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

Bleeding: Platelets are the scaffoding for clot formation and subsequent tissue remodeling. Platelets aggregate at the bleeding site to prevent further blood loss. Abnormal platelet aggregation/destruction, insufficient production, and certain medication can also decrease platelet count.

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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?

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

Many possibilities: Causes are: 1) errors in collection/ handling of blood specimen 2) drugs /medicines including some over the counter 3) immune reactions to infections- viral / bacterial or to autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, etc 4) advanced liver disease from hep c or others 5) bone marrow damage from invading cancer, marrow fibrosis, leukemia 6) disseminated clotting from various causes 7) other things.

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My platelet count is normal, MPV is low. On January 10 my basophil was 1.9; on January 13 basophil was 3.9. What causes this?

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, your blood counts are not a cause for concern. 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. Get HPV vaccine.

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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.

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What could cause a 2.Yr old boy to have a low blood platelet count?

What could cause a 2.Yr old boy to have a low blood platelet count?

Many causes: The most common will be infectious or autoimmune. Other less common causes including bone marrow diseases. If very low counts, safer to ask your pediatrician for referral to a hematologist.

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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.

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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!

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