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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

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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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Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

It doesn't: Ferritin is a marker of inflammation and also an indicator of iron stores. It is related to erithrocytes, red blood cells, but not to platelets, thrombocytes. I've not seen the correlation you describe in real practice. ...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?

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 does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

Many things: Bleeding or iron deficiency can cause this, but so can several other things including bone marrow problems. See your doctor or a hematologist to determine the problem. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with platelets that are too high or too low?

Clotting disorder: Too high a platelet count may cause blood clots to form in blood vessels and deprive affected tissue of blood supply. Too low platelet count causes bleeding, usually in skin and mucus membrane, but can result in internal bleeding it the count is too low, i.e., less than 10 k/cmm. ...Read more

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Mean platelet volume .7-.9 points low for 7 years... Platelets vary from high to high end of normal.... Should i be concerned?

No: If this is the only finding, and your physician is not concerned, i'd ignore it. Some people have smallish platelets. I trust you're not iron deficient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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