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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Causes are: 1) errors in collection/ handling of blood specimen 2) drugs /medicines including some over the counter 3) immune reactions to infections- viral / bacterial or to autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, etc 4) advanced liver disease from hep c or others 5) bone marrow damage from invading cancer, marrow fibrosis, leukemia 6) disseminated clotting from various causes 7) other things. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are many causes of low platelet and white cell counts. Many times the cause is medication effects or infection. However, there are many more serious causes such as leukemia and myelodysplasia. A thorough evaluation by your physician is a must because of the possibility of a serious condition. ...Read more
My blood platelet count is 3.98lacs/cu mm 150000-450000/cu mm.Does it mean I have low platelet count?
Normal range: Usually 150 - 450000 counts are in normal range as you quote. ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, but assure no anti-phospholipid syndrome or lupus. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?
Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more
What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 90? I had bronchitis 2 weeks ago and took Bactrim.
Repeat test: 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. Having said that, Either the infection or drug reaction could cause low platelet count. You should consult your doctor about repeating the test in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more
I have low platelet count. Used to have low red blood but now hv recovered. However platelet is still low.Any reason for this?
Low platelets: It could be due to impaired production of platelets from the bone marrow, or from increased destruction which usually occurs in the spleen. Itp is an autoimmune condition that sometimes can occur spontaneously in women your age and causes very low platelets. Other immune disorders such as lupus should also be ruled out. ...Read more