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My hair has been coming out clumps in the shower I am 24 just diagnosis with hypothyroidism and low platelet count should I be worried?

My hair has been coming out clumps in the shower I am 24 just diagnosis with hypothyroidism and low platelet count should I be worried?

This is serious: I'll bet the hair stuff is telogen effluvium and I expect when your thyroid is managed it will remit, but you need to monitor the low platelets carefully and see whether your physician working with you can't find a cause. Be sure to let your physician know of any meds you are taking -- including "holistic" meds that are often not what they are supposed to be, and whether you drink quinine. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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28wks pregnant with hypothyroidism.Low = haemoglobin, platelets, RBC, haematocrit &lymphocytes. High MCH, MCV quite high. Anaemia? or possible cause?

28wks pregnant with hypothyroidism.Low = haemoglobin, platelets, RBC, haematocrit &lymphocytes. High MCH, MCV quite high. Anaemia? or possible cause?

Anemia and pregnancy: Being pregnant can cause anemia. Discuss with your obstetrician. It also depends what your haemoglobin was before you were pregnant. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or bone marrow suppression, and low platelets can also be a result of an infection, or a problems with your liver and kidneys. You should be taking thyroid replacement and see a physician immediately about the low white blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9  RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc  <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Change meds: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 such as synthroid (thyroxine). Stop the cytomel. It can be dangerous and there is no way to check to see if you're on the correct dose. Your anemia may need further evaluation once your thyroid is stabilized. ...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 are causes for mildly low platelets?

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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Why do most cirrhosis patients have low platelets?

Hypersplenism: With portal hypertension in liver disease the spleen enlarges. It can destroy platelets as it increases in size. Likewise continued alcohol consumption can suppress the production of new platelets in the bone marrow. If the cause of liver injury is removed in time some recovery can take place. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are low platelets and vitamin deficiencies linked ?

Could be: The differential for low platelet cts is long and could be vitamin deficiencies as well as a multitude of other things. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your doctor says you have low platelets?

What does it mean when your doctor says you have low platelets?

Low platelets: Platelets are cells which help you to stop bleeding. Think of them as bricks which build a wall in a hole. The normal range is 150, 000 to 400, 000. They can be low for many reasons and as the number decreases symptoms may occur such as bruising, nose bleeds, gum bleeding and blood in urine or stool. I would recommend having a hematologist evaluate you to determine the cause. ...Read more

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