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Increasing Platelet Count
That's silly: People make this sort of thing up as entertainment and put it online to sound learned and attract people who aren't discerning. I know the website where you read this and they simply fabricate their 'scare' and 'healthy eating' stuff. If you have low platelets, it can be very serious. A competent physician should be caring for you if you're thrombocytopenic. ...Read more
Platelet count is also known as Platelets. 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
My wife is suffering from dengue, initial for 4 days she had fever wth les platelet count and later the fever cme dwn and platelet started incresing?
Near normal: Normal platelets counts are 150000 to 250000, so 140000 is near normal. If you do not have abnormal bleeding, e.g., easy bruising, bleeding from gums, blood in stools or urine, there is no cause for concern. It would be good to know your complete blood count because if other blood components are also low, then it should be investigated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low platelets: It depends on the unit but in the United States this would typically mean 13,000 platelets per microliter which is very low and is associated with a very high risk of bleeding. There are many causes but this needs to be evaluated and treated urgently as this would be considered a medical emergency if the cause is not known. ...Read more
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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