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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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What could low platelet count with high mpv mean in someone with an eating disorder involving severe restricting?

What could low platelet count with high mpv mean in someone with an eating disorder involving severe restricting?

Bad things: It can mean that the body is not functioning properly, in that the bone marrow is being suppressed and the normal way in which blood cells and platelets are manufactured is being disturbed. There may be other detectable and non-detectable changes as well. It's part of malnutrition and the harm to the body. Eating disorders are deadly, with up to a 25% mortality rate in untreated cases.! ...Read more

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Blood tests show high mean platelet volume, low platelet count, high urobilinogen, high WBC, high clumpy platelet morphology. Related? Conerns?

Blood tests show high mean platelet volume, low platelet count, high urobilinogen, high WBC, high clumpy platelet morphology. Related? Conerns?

Why the tests?: 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, it might have helped to have the actual values rather than high and low. Why were the tests done? It would be prudent to discuss these with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he knows more about your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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. ...Read more

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What means a high MPV, normal platelet count, hight leucocyte 11, 4, high neutrophil 8?

What means a high MPV, normal platelet count, hight leucocyte 11, 4, high neutrophil 8?

How do you feel?: The high mov is almost certainly nothing. Lab ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If the wbcs look normal I would do nothing ...Read more

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Hat does a high MPV with a normal platelet count means? I have various symptoms including joint pain, bone "growths" red and flaking skin and bruising

MPV: Mean Platelet Volume.
this tells us the average size of the platelet. In cases of Low platelet count in ITP the MPV is usually high. We blieve that MPV high means the platelet performance is good ...Read more

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My PLATELET COUNT 104000 (Low) and Mean platelet volume is 12 (High).

My PLATELET COUNT 104000 (Low) and Mean platelet volume is 12 (High).

Thrombocytopenia: You have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. Go to see doctor to find the cause. Platelet can be low due to many different things from infection, autoimmune process, certain nutrient deficiency, drug/toxin induced, destruction of platelet, consumption, decrease in production etc. Go to see MD to check it out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...Read more

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My wife has a low platelet count and a high MCV - what condition could these symptoma diagnose?

Vitamins, EtOH, et a: An elevated MCV (mean reb blood cell size) is usually related to deficiency of vit B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Low platelet count may indicate drug effect on the bone marrow, bleeding, or platelet destruction. The combination of these two is seen in chronic alcohol use, or - more seriously- may indicate early myelodysplasia (a bone marrow disorder). In part, the answer depends upon age... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high monocyte %, combined with a low platelet count and low neutrophil count?

Depends: How high is the monocytes count, the actual number not the percentage. Medication? Previous chemotherapy. Consider seeing a hematologist. Missing information. ...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. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Need more info: 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, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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What are causes of low platelet count of 93 high WBC of 12.6 and protein and bilirubin in the urine. Urine is tea colored these are my 16yr old symp?

What are causes of low platelet count of 93 high WBC of 12.6 and protein and bilirubin in the urine. Urine is tea colored these are my 16yr old symp?

See a doctor: The combination of tea colored urine containing bilirubin and protein and low platelets suggests a significant problem, possibly liver disease. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate follow up tests. ...Read more

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I have a low platelet count of 40 alongwith high eosinophil count & high platelet volume, ocassionally I feel tired and palpitation too. Please suggest?

I have a low platelet count of 40 alongwith high eosinophil count & high platelet volume, ocassionally I feel tired and palpitation too. Please suggest?

Platelet problems: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) are due to either decreased production or increased destruction of your platelets. A hematologist can assist you in finding the cause. This usually involves a bone marrow biopsy which is reviewed by a hematopathologist. A high eosinophil count can be seen with allergic conditions. See a board certified hematologist and start the workup. ...Read more

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I might have ITP due to low platelet count of 62 and high c-reactive protein of 2.51 and Obamacare. What should I ask on my first hematologist consult?

The doctor will guid: Let your doctor follow the normal routine of History of your problem/illness and do a physical examination. He/she will do a CBC abd compare the platelets counts from tests done in the past to the present time. Once the diagnosis is established, it is then that you can ask questions that make sense to you. Most often it is about Prognosis and treatment or close follow up to keep track of yr plate ...Read more

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What does elevated WBC 14k and very low platelet count indicate? Child experience low grade fever approx. 1 week, cough, runny nose and is lethargic.

What does elevated WBC 14k and very low platelet count indicate? Child experience low grade fever approx. 1 week, cough, runny nose and is lethargic.

Repeat labs soon.: This could be infection, buy may be something more serious. I would have the blood counts rechecked very soon. Most children with viral infections will perk up with treatment of the fever. If this is not the case, please call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does elevated WBC 14k and very low platelet count indicate. Child experience low grade fever approx. 1 week, cough, runny nose and is lethargic?

See a doctor now!: These symptoms and lab tests suggest the possibility of a serious infection and you child needs to be seen. Could also be an autoimmune reaction resulting in low platelets. ...Read more

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17 cm spleen, Low platelet count, Low MCV, Low RDW-SD, Low lymphocytes %, Elevated Neutrophil %. Normal WBC, RBC high LDH, High Uric Acid & CRP??

Still no definitve: Diagnosis, and we can't draw conclusions too from the limited info on that limited platform. Just keep the follow up and see what the doctors will tell you, although it points towards a hematological disorder, so ultimately a hematologist had to be on board, goodluck ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can effient cause a low platelet count?

Can effient cause a low platelet count?

Yes: Yes Effient can cause low platelet count, as well as low white blood cell count and anemia. Discuss other possible adverse event with your doctor. ...Read more

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Low platelet count normal white cell count?

Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, bone marrow problem, spleen enlargement, autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Could low platelet count always mean cancer?

Could low platelet count always mean cancer?

No: There are many other causes, including being one of the several percent of healthy folks who happen to fall below the reference range, which the lab keeps narrow just for this reason. ...Read more

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What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections
viral infections.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp).
Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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I have low platelet count in a new born, what does that mean?

Several issues: Low counts reflect either decreased production or increased destruction. Most newborn issues come from increased destruction. Some newborns have circulating immune factors from mom that may transiently destroy platelets, which improves as the baby gets older, but could need treatment. Trauma during labor/delivery can transiently make counts low. Blood poisoning can also have this as a feature. ...Read more