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Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

?ITP: It could be idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpure (ITP},but if you taking any medication it could be secondary side effect of medication , so you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

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

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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? ...Read more

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What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

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 more

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I have low platelet count in a new born, what does that mean?

I have low platelet count in a new born, what does that mean?

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 more

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My mom 47 years have low haemoglobin level and recently have low platelet count.

My mom 47 years have low haemoglobin level and recently have low platelet count.

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

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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

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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

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 more

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Hello,,my father is suffering from low platelet count, earlier we had CBC test platelet count was 108000,but soon after 3 days it got down to 82000?

Hello,,my father is suffering from low platelet count, earlier we had CBC test platelet count was 108000,but soon after 3 days it got down to 82000?

Still safe : Many things cause low platelets. This includes medications, autoimmune problems, a large spleen, or problems with the bone marrow. Without more information, I can't tell you what might be wrong with your dad. But I can tell you he is not at risk of bleeding unless his platelets fall below 20,000. With more than 80,000, he is safe. I hope his doctors figure this out soon! ...Read more

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Any correlation between low platelet count and feeling achy and tired? Mine dips slightly lower once in while, recently 120,000, other bloodwork is ok

Not per se: Low platelet count does not cause aches or tiredness, however, it should still be determined why the platelet count is low and it would help to know the actual values of your tests. 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. ...Read more

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Can you live with a low platelet count?

YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Critically low platelet count can result in severe and potentially life threatening bleeding complication. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to die from a low platelet count?

Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist. If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more

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Can having low platelet count make you tired?

not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussions. You may need more testing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I was told i had slightly low platelet count does that mean I have leukemia?

I was told i had slightly low platelet count does that mean I have leukemia?

No: Temporally, slightly low platelets, that are still more then 100, 000 usually have little significance. You can see that as a consequence of viral infection. If they remain low and are trending down think liver disease or auto-immune problems, and medications. In the absence of other abnormalities it isn't a harbinger of lymphoma. Best to to with your doc about it. Good health. ...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


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more