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Kidney Disease And Low Platelet Count
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
Is kidney infection dangerous, esp. Kidney stone in the ureter, low platelet count and hypotension, resulting in bloated kidney and kidney infection?
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life. ...Read more
Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Lots...not all bad.:
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp).
Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Fluctuating low platelet count appeared in what type of blood cancer? It can get as low as 29000 then going back to normal range then drop again.
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
Hypothetical question. A low platelet count (around 10) can be dangerous and needs to be addressed but is it known to make bruising much more likely?
Yes: Yes.....bruising, bleeding will be increased.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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