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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


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Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Doctor for Grandma: Your grandma needs to see a doctor, possibly a geriatrician. She has multiple problems which can result in difficulty concentrating. Of course alzheimer's will cause this, but she may have more acute problems (like infection, etc) which can worsen it. If she's examined and something is found that can be treated, she may be better able to concentrate.

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Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Yes: A low mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), even in the absence of a low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) or low rbc count can be a sign of a evolving microcytic anemia. Microcytosis can be caused by iron deficiency (check ferritin level) or thallesemia (check hemoglobin electrophoresis). Hope that this helps.

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Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Doesn't sound like: It, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo child. If your child is staying well hydrated despite the insensible losses, he will probably be fine. If you're uncertain, go see your pediatrician. The blood counts by themselves are not that concerning, provided anemia is being treated.

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Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Pregnant 5 months and low platelet count. Ob doesn't know why?

Important.: Further investigation is warranted to determine is you have immune thrombocytopenic purpura, gestational thrombocytopenia, preeclampsia, among other possibilities. All of those conditions can affect your pregnancy outcome and personal health, so please see your obstetrician and/or a maternal-fetal specialist for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management.

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Low platelet count dangerous?

Low platelet count dangerous?

Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. Nl 150 -450, 000. If

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Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

? ITP: It could be idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpure (ITP}, but if you taking any medication it could be secondary side effect of medication, so you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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I discovered that I have thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and I'm scared?

I discovered that I have thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and I'm scared?

Suggestion: Platelet number has a wide range (150 - 450, 000). But I suggest you to follow your PCP for the stability of your platelet. If keep dropping or persistent low, you may want to see an hematologist for work-up. If you have easy bleeding or bruises, associated with very low platelet, you should seek medical attention immediately. But do not be scared, see your doctor first and see where you stand.

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What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

See below: 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, liver disease can cause both of these as can many other conditions. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who ordered the tests.

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I have low platelet count and I took motrin, will it cause me to bleed?

I have low platelet count and I took motrin, will it cause me to bleed?

Yes: It depends how low the platelet count really is. Counts below 50, 000 are the most problematic. Generally, Motrin and other nsaids should not be used if the platelet count is low because of increased risks of bleeding.

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My mom 47 years have low haemoglobin level and recently have low platelet count.

Anemia: Nutritional component deficiency can be and commonly responsible, can be corrected easily. But this two component problem at her age can be more serious. See PMD.

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My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow. This is just too important!

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Drs. I have low platelet count for years. And ranges 90-150. recent report 120. can I take omega 3s supplement.?

Drs. I have low platelet count for years. And ranges 90-150. recent report 120. can I take omega 3s supplement.?

You may, but why?: It is generally not a good idea to take medication that may not be needed. There is no conclusive proof that fish oil will improve health, except for high blood levels of triglycerides. Eat a balanced diet and you do not need supplements.

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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?

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.

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Please help me understand. CBC with low platelet count at 95 and MPV at 12. What is the meaning next to platelet morphology saying "SI decrease"?

Please help me understand. CBC with low platelet count at 95 and MPV at 12. What is the meaning next to platelet morphology saying "SI decrease"?

Thrombocytopenia: You'll need this rechecked. The platelet morphology comment actually refers to the numbers, not the shapes. If you're drinking beverages with quinine, discontinue them before your next blood draw. Your physician knows how to follow this up. Best wishes.

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What causes a low platelet count?

What causes a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist.

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more