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How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

Bleeding: Low platelet counts, especially if below 10 k may be associated with bleeding in the skin, mucus membrane as well as internal organs. The cause of low platelet count also determines the pathology associated with low counts. ...Read more

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Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Does low platelets mean that your blood does not clot well enough or body not producing enough of something?

Both: Low platelets will cause a tendency to bleeding. There are few causes for why they are low, one of them being your marrow not producing enough. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is damage to bone marrow from a strong medication such as Levaquin- reversible? Can my body repair itself? Low platelets ever since I stopped it

Is damage to bone marrow from a strong medication such as Levaquin- reversible? Can my body repair itself? Low platelets ever since I stopped it

Not permanent: Levaquin is unlikely to cause damage to your bone marrow. Even if it inflammation occurred it would be temporary. So to answer your question, yes, your body would be able to repair itself. ...Read more

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Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Body aches : Rheumatological issues? Weight loss? Cold intolerance? While weakness aches and pains can reflect osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism or myositis , the answer lies in a careful history of your illness , meds , surgeries, environment/occupation. Studies show chronic fatigue with no clear cause may or may not be fibromyalgia. http://tinyurl.com/hvympcv ...Read more

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What does it mean if my 2 yr old baby has low platelets and busted blood vessels all over body?

What does it mean if my 2 yr old baby has low platelets and busted blood vessels all over body?

Need hematologist: The "busted blood vessels" are likely not busted but leaking becasue or in addition to the low platelet count.These are called petechiae. Sometimes these can happen after something as simple as a bad viral infection, but can also be moe serious and problems with being able to make platelets. You really need to talk to a hematologist f this condition doesn't clear up in a week, or if other bleeding. ...Read more

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Can my constant flu symptoms-body aches and fatigue- for past 5 mos. mean cancer? Had many negative blood tests, only shows occasional low platelets.

Can my constant flu symptoms-body aches and fatigue- for past 5 mos. mean cancer? Had many negative blood tests, only shows occasional low platelets.

Not likely: Not likely, however, fevers, weight loss and your symptoms as described in your question, make me want to do some addiitional testing-- for viral disease, as mononucleosis, immune deficiency, Lyme disease. If your primary doctor is not comfortable with your exam and history, may be reasonable to see an infectious disease doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

You need a good Doct: You need a complete History and physical examination done by an internist(have you consulted one yet?). Send us the actual reports of any abnormal blood tests, like platelets which you are concerned about. If your appetite and weight are normal, you are likely to have no serious disease. Sometimes you have to just ignore minor aches & pains and do daily exercise. That in my book is the best medici ...Read more

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4 years b4 WBC count was low(2800),low platelets(88000),body bruises,often flu like symptoms,stomach pain,etc,bean type pimple...which disease..guess?

4 years b4 WBC count was low(2800),low platelets(88000),body bruises,often flu like symptoms,stomach pain,etc,bean type pimple...which disease..guess?

Reveal the secret?: I thought patients do not test their doctor's knowledge. Low counts can be caused by many different reasons: lab errors, MDS , Viral illnesses and many other less common conditions. You can save me time by giving us what it was! ...Read more

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What does low platelets mean?

What does low platelets mean?

Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube. Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple. Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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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If you get low platelets, how do you feel?

Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can range from mild to life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it ok to work out with low platelets 5k?

Is it ok to work out with low platelets 5k?

Probably not: With platelet count less that 20k, you are at real risk of bleeding with minimal trauma, so this is probably not a good time to be in the gym. Assuming you are getting treatment, you should wait until the count comes up, but it is vital that you talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low platelets?

Platets are found: In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin to lay down clot. ...Read more

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Low platelets past few years. As low as 80,000, but mainly hovers between 100-130. When would it need to be looked further into?

Now: Not urgently, but I would recommend seeing a specialist for any of my patients. We Immunologists think of drug reactions, issues related to enlargement of the spleen or maybe the production of antibodies (autoimmune) against platelets. Potential causes are many and it worth a work-up ...Read more

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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout  cause low platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications ...Read more

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Can you fly with low platelets 5k?

Can you fly with low platelets 5k?

Type?: That's a pretty low platelet count, you would want to check with your doctor prior to flying, one risk would be the lack of ready availability of medical care. Another would be possible effects of turbulence causing some trauma. Usually flying is pretty safe though compared to the alternatives. Short haul safer than long haul. Best to get platelet count higher first. See: http://goo.Gl/mco9s. ...Read more

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Does having low platelets make you tired?

Thrombocytopenia: No. Low platelets do not cause fatigue but this could be associated with anemia or other blood related issues that could. You should seek medical advice from your internist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more