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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


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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?

See hematologist: It is serious. You need to be admitted in the hospital and to see a hematologist. Some blood test, imaging study and a bone marrow biopsy should be done.
Spontaneous bleeding can happen when your platelet is less than 10k. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What could low platelet count with high mpv mean in someone with an eating disorder involving severe restricting?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Several: Aspirin, and other so-called non-steroidal antiinfllammatory agents can lead to easy bruising. Kidney problems can also lead to easy bruising. You should see a health care provider to help you determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

Depends: Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count. ...Read more

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Why my platelet count is 485?

Need more info: 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, high platelet count is a often an indication of iron deficiency. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count?

High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function.
The cause should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of 451 too high?

Higher than normal: Your count is higher than normal. Iron deficiency often is associated with high platelet counts. What are the results of rest of blood count test? ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry ...Read more

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What does a high platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes a decreased platelet count?

What causes a decreased platelet count?

Several categories: 1. A false count due to platelet clumping
2. Destruction of platelets
3. Your body not making enough platelets

#1 can be ruled out by having someone look at your blood smear. #2 can be caused by your immune system, medications, or an enlarged spleen. #3 can be from a problem with your bone marrow (leukemia, lymphoma, fibrosis), a nutritional deficiency, drug, or toxin. Lots of causes! See a doc ...Read more

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What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

? thousand?: Platelet counts are usually given as hundreds of thousands per ml of blood. As a means of shorthand communication, they may be stated without the zeros, so "652" likely means 652, 000. This is somewhat high, and might merit investigation but your doctor will know best the circumstances in which this may fit. If it is really only 652, that is dangerously low, and you need to be in a hospital asap. ...Read more

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When platelet count stays slightly low?

See a specialist: A low platelet count is called "thrombocytopenia". Look it up on the internet. A good internal medicine specialist should be able to figure it out, or you may need to see a hematologist (blood specialist). Some medications can lower your platelet count, and certain illnesses can too. ...Read more

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What number is a dangerous platelet count?

Low: Counts between 100-150 (thousand) are usually w/o symptoms. As the count drops towards 50 more bruising and mucosal bleeding are seen. As the number drops below 50 towards 20 the incidence of spontaneous bleeding in the brain increases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 450. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: If elevated persistently on repeat testing, then it should be checked out. Elevated platelets happen for several reasons. They are an acute phase reactant so if you are sick or recently had surgery, they can be high. Essential or primary thrombocytosis is a bone marrow disorder that causes you to make too many platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera.
Let your doctor find out. ...Read more

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Why might someone have a high platelet count?

High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function.
The cause should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are some ways to improve platelet count?

Need more info: Treatment depends on the cause of low platelet count. Most of these are serious issues and not suitable for do it yourself treatment, It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more