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What food is important to eat and not eat if you have a low number of platelates? My small sister has had this sickness for 4 years and she is 6. Help

What food is important to eat and not eat if you have a low number of platelates? My small sister has had this sickness for 4 years and she is 6. Help

Fooddoes not effect : Food has no effect on platelets. If you are concened, you can get your platelets count checked. What your sister has does not have any effect on you. ...Read more

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I have a normal WBC & RBC but i hav a high lymphocytes low neutrophils high platelate am i lead to have a leukemia?

I have a normal WBC & RBC but i hav a high lymphocytes low neutrophils high platelate am i lead  to have a leukemia?

Probably not: High and low all relative. Is this percentage? What is total wbc? How high are platelets? Without numbers hard to say much more. ...Read more

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How low is to low for platelets?

How low is to low for platelets?

Complicated.: This is a great question. The major worry of platelets being too lowis unexplained bleeding into the head, which can be very serious. This risk is present at different levels for different patients. It depends on quite a bit of variables: age, recent injury, other illnesses, current bleeding, chance of platelet recovery, etc. Clearly if there is troublesome bleeding, they are too low. ...Read more

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What happens if your platelets are low?

What happens if your platelets are low?

Bleeding: Platelets help our bodies clot. SO, when platelets are too low (how low is "too low" is very situation and individual dependent!) we will bleed. Often bleeding from low platelets takes the form of bleeding in the mouth and gums. Sometimes a dotted pattern, almost like a rash, called petechiae, can appear on the calves and shins. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

Various: Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies can form in certain conditions that destroy plts soon after they are made or they can be used up quickly in excessive clotting states. The production sites in the bone marrow can be invaded & shut down as in leukemia. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when your platelets are low?

How low?: Below 50,000 it may be good to get a boost before surgery. At far lower levels, there's a risk of spontaneous bleeding. You do want to find the cause. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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What's worse high platelets or low?

Depends: Very low platelets can increase risk of bleeding - obviously could be dangerous. Very high platelets (usually above a million) could increase risk of clots (strokes etc) & even bleeding in certain high risk pts with "myeloproliferative" disorder. The most important question is what is the cause & how high or how low. Sometimes platelets could increase because of iron deficiency or inflammation. ...Read more