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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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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Nothing: Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL. Yours is just below normal but may be your normal. This finding in isolation is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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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 ?

Need work up: Your platelt count is severely low you need to see a hematologist and need work up and perhaps starting treatment. The treatment will depend on cause for low platelets and may be simple or complex. ...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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I have blood test - low platelet count, should I be concerned?

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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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

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

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What could be the cause of both low platelet counts and white blood cell counts?

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

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Brown period blood with a 23 day cycle low platelet too ?

Need more Info: Please provide us with more details of your cycle and your low platelet count. Low platelet count has a wide range. You will benefit greatly from a virtual consult to answer your concerns. Hopefully, you have seen a doctor already. ...Read more

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What could cause a 2.Yr old boy to have a low blood platelet count?

Many causes: The most common will be infectious or autoimmune. Other less common causes including bone marrow diseases. If very low counts, safer to ask your pediatrician for referral to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

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

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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

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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