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Low Blood Platelets And Fatigue
Been struggling w fatigue/body pain for 2 years. Recently learned my white blood count is 3.5 and platelets are also low. Is this a concern? Related?
Fatigue, low counts: Hi Barbara. Your symptoms and blood work could be related. You need to see a physician to look for the causes of your symptoms and for your abnormal blood work to help you find a cause. ...Read more
If there is bleeding: The low platelet count itself will not cause the dizziness or fatigue. However, a low platelet count can lead to spontaneous bleeding. This lowering of the blood count can lead to low blood pressure and dizziness. Furthermore, the low platelet count often is not in isolation. There may be a panctyopenia meaning low red and white blood count. This anemia can lead to dizziness/fatigue. See doctor. ...Read more
Low white blood cell (3.5) and platelet (130s) count for past 6 months. What could this mean? Only experiencing fatigue/body pain. Should I see doc?
It depends: WE need to see your complete blood count which includes, Hemoglobin (Hb), WBC and Differential count and platelet count. it should be repeated once or twice and assessed by your family physician. It may be normal for you provided your HB is normal and you have no further decrease in the WBC and Platelets over the next few months. ...Read more
Low white blood cell (3.5) and platelet (130s) count for past 6 months. Why hasn't my doctor shown concern? Been seeing her for fatigue/body pain.
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
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
5 year old complaining of frequent headaches, exhaustion and being too hot. She had low HGB, high WBC, high platelets at last blood test.?
For the headache, Advil 1.5 tsp po q 6 hrs and avoid caffeine, UV light with polaroid glasses. Good eating and sleep habits.
For anemia if minimal can supplement with iron containing foods and iron vitamins q daily. If very low should get a script from pedi MD for ferrous sulfate (iron).
If other symptoms arise, see pedi MD in person to check. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
What cause migraines with no pain? Link to muscle weakness/fatigue? Link to blood issues (platelet count)? Advice to become healthier please.
Atypical migraine: Not muscle weakness but can be a vascular issue. Certain migraines occur with with risks of clotting. You can discuss with your physician. Your neurologist can use other medications to help you. General treatment with diet, exercise is important. Sleep hygiene is very helpful. ...Read more
Blood Drawn Tuesday morning. Doc ordered several tests for fatigue and abd pain, all came back except for the CBC w/Diff & Platelet. Why delay??
Manual diff: Diff may be done by the machine and those results are available along with other results. If your doctor ordered a manual diff, that requires additional time and may be the reason for the delay. ...Read more
Hi male-32 sudden fatigue body aches (legs), no fever, rbc- 7.2, platlet - 500k, WBC 11500 are symptoms connected with blood work should be worried?
Can the blood test DHEAS serve any benefit in standard testing for idiopathic fatigue? My level was low-I am 37/Male. Implications of low DHEA S?
No: For the most part there are no consequences for low DHEAS but if it is reflective of adrenal insufficiancy you have a true problem. Need further studies. ...Read more
Bleeding: Platelets are the scaffoding for clot formation and subsequent tissue remodeling. Platelets aggregate at the bleeding site to prevent further blood loss. Abnormal platelet aggregation/destruction, insufficient production, and certain medication can also decrease platelet count. ...Read more
Low WBC count: It depends on how low the count is. The usual lower limit of normal for most labs is around 3, 500 wbc/mm3. If you are in the 1500-3499 range, this is probably not causing the fatigue. If it goes down lower, it may make you more susceptible to certain infections, which could cause fatigue. It if is very low, you need to look for a specific cause, and many of these might cause fatigue. ...Read more
Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more
Depends on situation: This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue. It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about. I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems. I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that I shipped off to major medical centers for treatment. ...Read more
Need help docs! My blood platelets were low (125k) and I increased it (131k) but now my mpv is high, what can I do?
Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications?
In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood?
Probably none: Occasionally low plts will be part of a nutritional deficiency, usually iron deficiency, but it should be obvious with other findings like anemia and small red cells. Isolated low platelets with nothing else abnormal is not a deficiency that foods can correct. There are many causes of low platelets, infections, medications, immune diseases to name a few. Work with your doctor to address cause. ...Read more
I have issues with my blood levels my platelets go low the next time my WNBC gets low and later I get anaemic or the RBC get slightly h8gher?
More info needed: Many illnesses can cause abnormal platelets, WBC, and measures of anemia (hematocrit, hemoglobin, and RBC). Also, the normal ranges are broad and can vary widely in entirely healthy persons, sometimes to technically abnormal levels. Discuss with a doctor, especially if you are otherwise ill or have a condition that can cause such problems. Don't test on your own, e.g. via an online lab service. ...Read more
I am suffering with low blood platelet count. Now it is 15000 our of the minimum of 150000. Let me know the reasons and remedies to improve it?
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can mean an increase risk of bleeding. Bleeding can even happen without good cause. The lower the platelet count, the higher the risk for bleeding. The bleeding can be nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. The most concerning bleeding would be bleeding inside the skull. This is unusual, but would likely cause a headache and nausea. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Platelets help form clots. Low platelets are caused by lack of production or destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus, or be as serious as leukemia. ...Read more