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How Will Low Platelets Affect Other Parts Of My Body
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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