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Low Platelet Count And Anemia
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
ITP: You should see your doctor for blood test to find the cause. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Drs. I have low platelet count for years. And ranges 90-150. recent report 120. can I take omega 3s supplement.?
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
I have sometime low platelet count sometimes normal platelet count also sometimes lymphocytes r increased sometimes normal what can be cause?
Hard to say...: Without some numbers and percentages.Get a more detailed answer ›
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"?
Hello, my mum had a very serious low platelet count just under 2 years ago. I got concerned when she was itching herself like crazy causing huge spots?
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. ...Read more
Error, prodctn, distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a falsely lowered count is found. Low production during illness or bone marrow failure usually shows up in several blood cells. Increased destruction by immune factors or loss with bleeding disorders are seen. Platelets only last a few days at best. ...Read more
It depends: Very low platelet levels risk bleeding. The underlying illness may also be serious. HIV, lupus, hypersplenism from any cause, liver failure -- your first task is to find "why". Are there antibodies coating your platelets? A minimal reduction (say, 100, 000) usually means nothing; there's normal human variability. But do get it figured uot. ...Read more
Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning. ...Read more
Low platelet count: See an hematologist and voice your concerns and he will be able to track this into an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more
What could be the possible reasons for a low platelet count? My recent labs showed my count as 92. Should I be concerned?
Be seen: There are a great number of variables that can cause low platelet counts. ...Read more