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My son's white blood cells keep going low and fluctuating. His platelets and hemoglobin levels are fine. They suggested him seeing a blood specialist.

My son's white blood cells keep going low and fluctuating. His platelets and hemoglobin levels are fine. They suggested him seeing a blood specialist.

See the specialist: Not sure what 'low' means here. This isn't always a disease. However, seeing specialist isn't a bad idea. ...Read more

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Male 35, enlarge spleen 17 cm, high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT, normal INR & PTT, No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

Male 35, enlarge spleen 17 cm, high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT, normal INR & PTT, No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results, also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a specialist. ...Read more

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If platelet count fluctuate in daily routine. One day it is 69000. After few days it's 14000and after few days it is again 75000and it continues.?

If platelet count fluctuate in daily routine. One day it is 69000. After few days it's 14000and after few days it is again 75000and it continues.?

The obvious: Question is why is it being checked so frequently? Lab variation looks like the main issue -- I think of clumping when it is slightly low and all over the place. ...Read more

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My dad 's platelet count is fluctuating, it was increased from 64000 to 92000, bt soon decreased to 85000, cbc test - normal, only slight spleen increase?

My dad 's platelet count is fluctuating, it was increased from 64000 to 92000, bt soon decreased to 85000, cbc test - normal, only slight spleen increase?

See a hematologist: This is a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) and may have several possible causes. Some causes may be serious. Have your dad see a hematologist if he has not done so already. ...Read more

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Been on tegretol for years wbc and rbc and platelets always fine...can they fluctuate slightly --up or down every 6 months--always with in range?

Been on tegretol for years wbc and rbc and platelets always fine...can they fluctuate slightly --up or down every 6 months--always with in range?

DO NOT WORRY: If you have been on Tegretol for years, very unlikely any change in bone marrow affecting blood count will occur. Fluctuations from time to time are normal. But if you have concerns, sit down and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 145K, rest of blood work (CBC w/diff) is normal. I've been tested several times and there is no significant fluctuation. Concern?

No, none at all: Unless the count is dropping down, there is no concern. It is very close to the reference range of normal platelet counts.. ...Read more

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2yrs of CBCs show low fluctuating (< reference ranges) on WBC, Platelets, and Ferritin (iron serum norm) and high (13) monocytes. Should I be concerne?

2yrs of CBCs show low fluctuating (< reference ranges) on WBC, Platelets, and Ferritin (iron serum norm) and high (13) monocytes. Should I be concerne?

Yes. Here's why.: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Counts, especially whites, fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour. While low serum ferritin requires an explanation (are you sure you do not have colon / stomach cancer?), what's most concerning is that your and your personal physician have not chatted about labs despite your interest. Please do it soon. ...Read more

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Heart rate fluctuating, mostly remains at 125. Mvr done in 2006, taking warfarin 2mg, platelets low 60, INR 1.65. Can pacemaker be inserted?

Heart rate fluctuating, mostly remains at 125. Mvr done in 2006, taking warfarin 2mg, platelets low 60, INR 1.65. Can pacemaker be inserted?

Rapid HR: This needs to be evaluated as the rapid hr can be due to several different things including a fib. Pacemaker is used for too low a hr not too fast. ...Read more

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Low platelet, random bruising, fluctuation of low normal-low wbc, non anemic, no bleeding issues, random lightheadedness?

Low platelets: Low platelets can either be caused by consumption or inability to produce them. The most common cause is itp where antibodies are made that recognize your platelets. Treatment is available and most patient recover fully. Production problems involve your bone marrow. Sometimes viruses can temporarily suppress your marrow. More serious causes include leukemia (usually are also anemic and low wbc). ...Read more

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What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

Abnormal blood cell: Bezors probably has nothing to do with mono/ lymphocytosis. Having said that it is inadequate information to connect the dots. Detailed history and examination is required otherwise it would be a case handled by GOOGLE doctor. Have it evaluated by a physician with complete history and physical ...Read more

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Platelet too high?

Essential: Thrombocytosis is a seemingly benign over-production of platelets but has a tendency to lead to clots and strokes, and may be a true myeloproliferative (leukemia like) disorder. You need to see a hematologist/oncologist to seal the diagnosis and discuss the need for treatment and options. ...Read more

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How low is to low for platelets?

Complicated.: This is a great question. The major worry of platelets being too lowis unexplained bleeding into the head, which can be very serious. This risk is present at different levels for different patients. It depends on quite a bit of variables: age, recent injury, other illnesses, current bleeding, chance of platelet recovery, etc. Clearly if there is troublesome bleeding, they are too low. ...Read more

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What does clumped platelets mean?

What does clumped platelets mean?

Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells. ...Read more

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Hi my platelets is 440 is this bad?

Not really: It is not dangerous. If you are borderline iron deficient without anemia, this may be your heads-up. Your physician can discuss further testing. ...Read more

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How to naturally increase platelets?

Platelets: I see you are suffering from liver cirrhosis. In this case your platelets are affected. There is no natural cure for cirrhosis unfortunately and therefore there is no natural supplement to boost your platelets. ...Read more

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What happens if your platelets are low?

Bleeding: Platelets help our bodies clot. SO, when platelets are too low (how low is "too low" is very situation and individual dependent!) we will bleed. Often bleeding from low platelets takes the form of bleeding in the mouth and gums. Sometimes a dotted pattern, almost like a rash, called petechiae, can appear on the calves and shins. ...Read more

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How can we increase our platelet counts?

Depends: To increase platelet counts, you need to know what is making them low. Platelet transfusions can be given in certain situations. Treatments like ivig or steroids can help in some situations. Splenectomy will help in some situations. There are not any particular foods or vitamins that will raise platelet counts. ...Read more

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Is there any medicines to reduce platelets?

Yes, why?: Why do you want to reduce your platelet count? What is the count now? Do you have any symptoms? Reducing platelet count requires toxic drugs and is not a do it yourself issue. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What do platelets do and how do they do it?

Control bleeding: Platelets monitor blood vessels and if there is injury, stick to the site of injury (adhesion) and then release chemicals that attract other platelets (release reaction). Other platelets respond by being drawn to the area of injury and attaching to the growing platelet plug (aggregation). Activated platelets also provide a surface that supports blood clotting (coagulation). ...Read more

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Does excercise increasease platelet levels?

No: platelets which are blood cells involved in clotting are produced in the bone marrow, many things can affect the platelet count, but exercise generally doesn't have any effect on these levels e ...Read more

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Why would there be an increase in platelets?

Reactive or primary: There are two main reasons why platelets may go up. 1st is secondary to inflammation (eg after surgery or infections) or iron deficiency. Second is due to diseases if bone marrow. Also people who have had there spleen removed tend to have a high platelet count. ...Read more

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What does an increased platelets count mean?

Context: The most common cause is iron deficiency, no one knows why. They may go up some after infection, trauma, childbirth or surgery. More worrisome and higher counts occur in diseases is as essential thrombocythemia, a blood disease that is fairly easy to manage in most cases. ...Read more

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My platelets count is 119, should I be worry?

Slightly low: Your platelet number is only slightly low (normal 150 -450, 000). Not to worry at this time, but you should follow your doctor to make sure your platelet number does not continue to fall. Get a work-up if low platelet count persists. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

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If the mean platelets volume is what it means?

MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to many or too little platelets or difficulty clotting. ...Read more

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What are the requirements to donate platelets?

Healthy in general: Age 17 or older
At least weigh 110 pounds
feeling well
Medications:

many are ok

these are the ones that generally exclude donors
Prostate medications, Antibiotics, blood thinners.

if taking aspirin, one has to be off for 3 days at least before donating
if on Plavix, (clopidogrel) then need to be off it for 14 days
also must pass the Travel history questionnaire ...Read more

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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

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Why platelets. Are. Decreased without any cause?

No one knows why: Itp, idiopathic thrombocytopenia is caused by production of antibodies against platelets. "idiopathic" means we have no idea why or what the cause is. In other words we know nothing about why. Now we know that most itp is caused by antibodies to platelets and is autoimmune. It is no longer really idiopathic but still retains the name. Why do people get autoimmune disease, also not known. ...Read more

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My 2 year platelets are 547 should I be concern?

?: (what do you mean 2 year platelets?)
in general, a platelet count in that range, in a healthy, menstruating 27 year-old is probably normal.
Mild iron deficiency, which can make you anemic, and is normal in women who are menstruating, can make the platelets go up. ...Read more