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What does it mean to have pains down outside of legs, tender elbows, & low blood platelettes?

What does it mean to have pains down outside of legs, tender elbows, & low blood platelettes?

Many possibilities: One possibility would be some sort of autoimmune disease that causes sore joints, since many of these can also cause low platelet counts. Low platelets can be caused by a destructive process or by a production problem. Tying this in with the other symptoms you describe will require a careful medical history and examination. I hope you better soon. ...Read more

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What work best to treat low blood platelet, and what is the good diet for it?

What work best to treat low blood platelet, and what is the good diet for it?

Platelet: No particular diet you can take to improve platelet. Treatment of low platelet will depend on the cause. There are many things can lower/cause low platelet levels- such as autoimmune disorder, decrease production, increase destruction or consumption, drug induced, bone marrow failure/insuficiency, etc. Treatment is based on the cause. Go to see a hematologist for further work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes low platelet blood count?

What causes low platelet blood count?

Numerous Causes: Platelets are a blood component necessary for hemostasis (cessation of bleeding); are produced in bone marrow; activated by blood vessel damage.There are numerous causes for a low platelet count: impaired production (bone marrow, genetic disorders); increased consumption (infections), increased destruction (autoimmune diseases), & more. Evaluation by your doctor is necessary to determine the cause ...Read more

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What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious infection, an inflammatory condition or some types of cancer. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What could having a low platelet level in the blood problem mean?

What could having a low platelet level in the blood problem mean?

Low Platelet count: Thrombocytopenia can result from enlarged spleen, bone marrow disease, heavy alcohol consumption, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, bacteremia, pregnancy (mild), purpuras, or medications such as heparin, sulfa, quinine, anticonvulsants, interferon, & gold salts. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

How low?: Small deviations from the reference range in your total white count and platelet count usually mean nothing. Especially, the WBC varies chaotically from day to day. Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks will be below it. If you're way-low, your physician knows what to do -- it may be as simple as repeating the labs while you're off medications, or more elaborate. ...Read more

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What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

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

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Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Platelets disorders: Very easy answer check with the nearest hematologist. ...Read more

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

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

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

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