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How Serious Is A Platelet Count Of 95
If a platelet count falls from 120x10^9/l, to 94x10^9/l, to 45x10^9/l, to 24x10^9/l, to17x10^9/l, to 23 x10^9/l and then to 8x10^9/l, how serious is the situation? What should be done?
16mth old male has platelet count of 509. Are there any serious issues this could be related to? All other counts were normal except MCH was 22.4.
Pediatric hemedoc: follow up may be needed if the mild increased platelets is persistent, unexplained or symptomatic. The MCH is near lower limit of normal, about 23-24 in this age group. A word of caution, lab values are never complete, unchanging or diagnostic without the context of the whole, so see a pediatrician or a specialist for a steady analysis and discovery of issues. Most issues in this age are reactive. ...Read more
What is the name of rare Thrombocytopenia causing severe fluctuation in platelet count , Not ITP or TTP .
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date. ...Read more
Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?
Depends how: Low and if you have any other abnormalities in your blood work. Low platelets can cause delay in blood clotting. If you are not having any problems with bleeding, i would not worry too much. Follow your doctor's advice and have re-test first before you get too worried. Lab errors do occur. Isolated finding of low platelets could mean itp, a treatable disease. ...Read more
What could low platelet count with high mpv mean in someone with an eating disorder involving severe restricting?
Bad things: It can mean that the body is not functioning properly, in that the bone marrow is being suppressed and the normal way in which blood cells and platelets are manufactured is being disturbed. There may be other detectable and non-detectable changes as well. It's part of malnutrition and the harm to the body. Eating disorders are deadly, with up to a 25% mortality rate in untreated cases.! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a serious jaundice 13 years back. After that all normal except that my platelet count is always low with slightly enlarged spleen. What to do?
Unclear...: If you haven't had any complications since then, it may not be too much to worry about. But if you were having problems, the question would be - is your spleen enlarged because it's harboring platelets or for another reason. The jaundice 13 years ago may not have anything to do with this. A consult with a hematologist could shed some light about the low platelet count. ...Read more
I have severe bruising on my forearms only. I do not take blood thinners. Just scratching my arms causes blood lines to appear. Platelet count normal.
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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