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Chronic Renal Failure And Low Platelet Count
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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
Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections viral infections. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp). Hemolytic uremic syndrome. Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several issues: Low counts reflect either decreased production or increased destruction. Most newborn issues come from increased destruction. Some newborns have circulating immune factors from mom that may transiently destroy platelets, which improves as the baby gets older, but could need treatment. Trauma during labor/delivery can transiently make counts low. Blood poisoning can also have this as a feature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is just: Barely low. Long list of possibilities, but at this level no need for "treatment". ...Read more
Anemia: Nutritional component deficiency can be and commonly responsible, can be corrected easily. But this two component problem at her age can be more serious. See PMD. ...Read more
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is inserted in either the tibia below the knee or the pelvis until the doc feels it enter the bone.The bone marrow is withdrawn into a syringe.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
My hair has been coming out clumps in the shower I am 24 just diagnosis with hypothyroidism and low platelet count should I be worried?
This is serious: I'll bet the hair stuff is telogen effluvium and I expect when your thyroid is managed it will remit, but you need to monitor the low platelets carefully and see whether your physician working with you can't find a cause. Be sure to let your physician know of any meds you are taking -- including "holistic" meds that are often not what they are supposed to be, and whether you drink quinine. ...Read more
Does a routine psa blood test also tell you your platelet count? I just want to know if the low platelet count also shows up on a psa blood test
No, ...: Testing PSA is a biochemical procedure and testing platelet count is a counting procedures; so the blood specimens for both are collected & tested in different ways. So, they cannot be done with the same specimen. If you like to know more about the clinical significance of PSA, go to http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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