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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

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What do low blood platelets mean?

What do low blood platelets mean?

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

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What would cause low blood platelets?

What would cause low blood platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan. Immune destruction, medication, infection, splenic enlargement and many other processes can lead to low platelets. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when your blood platelets get low?

Bleeding risk: Platelet help to stop bleeding if you bleed. So if your platelet level is low- you will be at risk to bleed. The lower your platelet level the higher your bleeding risk. Spontaneous bleeding can happen when your platelet count is below 10 k-and bleeding can happen anywhere. It can manifest as skin bleeding ( bruising, petchiae ( red tiny dos on skin), hematoma; nose bleed, gum bleeding, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

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

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What causes low blood platelets, and what can one do to raise them?

What causes low blood platelets, and what can one do to raise them?

Depends: There are many causes of low platelets including self: auto-immune (ITP), and exogenous such as drugs reactions, chemotherapy, etc. So, how to raise them depends on how they got low. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

A platelet count : Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand. ...Read more

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Have low blood platelets been found to be linked to leukemia/more suseptable to leukemia?

Have low blood platelets been found to be linked to leukemia/more suseptable to leukemia?

This is moot: If your platelets consistently run below 100,000, get checked to see whether you have hypersplenism, antibodies on your platelets, or some other cause. Some folks just run them low and it's not a concern. Life's too short to try to guess whether you have increased odds for this-or-that. You're doing a huge favor to yourself by not smoking. Low blood pressure is probably a mythical Dx. Relax. ...Read more

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Got routine blood work and platelets came back low 131 and they were low in October 116, im getting a lil concerned?

Got routine blood work and platelets came back low 131 and they were low in October 116, im getting a lil concerned?

Low platelet count: This is sometimes referred to as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura . if you are not having any problems with easy bruising or bleeding then you can just watch this with your PCP. If you are having symptoms then you need to see a hematologist for treatment. This can be treated with medications or sometimes by surgery by removing the spleen . at any rate is usually reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Rare: There are case reports of trazodone being linked to a decreases in platelet count, but much fewer than 1% of patients report that particular adverse reaction. ...Read more