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Doctor insights on: Kidney Disease And Low Platelet Count

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections
viral infections.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp).
Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...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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Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Important.: Further investigation is warranted to determine is you have immune thrombocytopenic purpura, gestational thrombocytopenia, preeclampsia, among other possibilities. All of those conditions can affect your pregnancy outcome and personal health, so please see your obstetrician and/or a maternal-fetal specialist for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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Can you live with a low platelet count?

Can you live with a low platelet count?

YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Critically low platelet count can result in severe and potentially life threatening bleeding complication. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

What does a slightly low platelet count mean?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but I it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to die from a low platelet count?

Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist.
If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more

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Can having low platelet count make you tired?

Can having low platelet count make you tired?

Not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussions. You may need more testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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My wife has a low platelet count and a high MCV - what condition could these symptoma diagnose?

Vitamins, EtOH, et a: An elevated MCV (mean reb blood cell size) is usually related to deficiency of vit B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Low platelet count may indicate drug effect on the bone marrow, bleeding, or platelet destruction. The combination of these two is seen in chronic alcohol use, or - more seriously- may indicate early myelodysplasia (a bone marrow disorder). In part, the answer depends upon age... ...Read more

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Can effient cause a low platelet count?

Yes: Yes Effient can cause low platelet count, as well as low white blood cell count and anemia. Discuss other possible adverse event with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have blood test - low platelet count, should I be concerned?

How low is it: It becomes critical when you count starts to fall to the 20 range. The platelets change in number every day sometimes viruses and other illnesses lower it temporarily You should re check the level in a few weeks and be followed by an internist or hematologist ...Read more

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I have low platelet count and I took motrin, will it cause me to bleed?

Yes: It depends how low the platelet count really is. Counts below 50, 000 are the most problematic. Generally, Motrin and other nsaids should not be used if the platelet count is low because of increased risks of bleeding. ...Read more

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My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

Several choices: The skin over the testing area is injected with numbing medicine after it is cleaned and sanitized. The infant is usually provided with a form of conscious sedation to decrease their reaction to the event. A thick short needle with an angled bevel is inserted in either the tibia below the knee or the pelvis until the doc feels it enter the bone. The bone marrow is withdrawn into a syringe. ...Read more

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Does a routine psa blood test also tell you your platelet count? I just want to know if the low platelet count also shows up on a psa blood test

Does a routine psa blood test also tell you your platelet count? I just want to know if the low platelet count also shows up on a psa blood test

No, . ..: Testing PSA is a biochemical procedure and testing platelet count is a counting procedures; so the blood specimens for both are collected & tested in different ways. So, they cannot be done with the same specimen. If you like to know more about the clinical significance of PSA, go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. ...Read more

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Hello, my father is suffering from low platelet count, earlier we had CBC test platelet count was 108000, but soon after 3 days it got down to 82000?

Hello, my father is suffering from low platelet count, earlier we had CBC test platelet count was 108000, but soon after 3 days it got down to 82000?

Still safe: Many things cause low platelets. This includes medications, autoimmune problems, a large spleen, or problems with the bone marrow. Without more information, I can't tell you what might be wrong with your dad. But I can tell you he is not at risk of bleeding unless his platelets fall below 20, 000. With more than 80, 000, he is safe. I hope his doctors figure this out soon! ...Read more

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Any correlation between low platelet count and feeling achy and tired? Mine dips slightly lower once in while, recently 120, 000, other bloodwork is ok

Not per se: Low platelet count does not cause aches or tiredness, however, it should still be determined why the platelet count is low and it would help to know the actual values of your tests. 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. ...Read more

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What does a low platelet count mean?

What does a low platelet count mean?

Error, prodctn, distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a falsely lowered count is found. Low production during illness or bone marrow failure usually shows up in several blood cells. Increased destruction by immune factors or loss with bleeding disorders are seen. Platelets only last a few days at best. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count dangerous?

It depends: Very low platelet levels risk bleeding. The underlying illness may also be serious. HIV, lupus, hypersplenism from any cause, liver failure -- your first task is to find "why". Are there antibodies coating your platelets? A minimal reduction (say, 100, 000) usually means nothing; there's normal human variability. But do get it figured uot. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a low platelet count?

Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet count of 130 l dangerous?

Is a low platelet count of 130 l dangerous?

No: But you should have your platelet count followed by a md. 130000 is low normal in most laboratories. ...Read more

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Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause. ...Read more

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How is my body affected by a low platelet count?

Typically: Bruising easily, a pinpoint (petechial) rash can occur, and depending on severity - you can develop spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but I it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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