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Low Platelet Count In Blood Test
Does a routine psa blood test also tell you your platelet count? I just want to know if the low platelet count also shows up on a psa blood test
No, ...: Testing PSA is a biochemical procedure and testing platelet count is a counting procedures; so the blood specimens for both are collected & tested in different ways. So, they cannot be done with the same specimen. If you like to know more about the clinical significance of PSA, go to http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?
Depends how: Low and if you have any other abnormalities in your blood work. Low platelets can cause delay in blood clotting. If you are not having any problems with bleeding, i would not worry too much. Follow your doctor's advice and have re-test first before you get too worried. Lab errors do occur. Isolated finding of low platelets could mean itp, a treatable disease. ...Read more
6 weeks 2 days pregnant after results from my initial blood test found that my platelet count is low, mvp high. Referred to hemotology what's this mea?
Uncertain: Diagnosis: uncertain. That's why you need to see a hematologist. If there were an easy answer, you'd already have it. Good luck. Be well. ...Read more
I had a blood test done a while ago and i had a normal platelet count but a low mpv (6.3) and the only symptom i have is foamy urine. What could this ?
Test results: I doubt there is a connection between low platelet volume and your foamy urine. Did they check your urine itself? Or check your kidney function? Do you feel well? Any test can give falsely abnormal results, or results that are not in the normal range, but it doesn't really matter as long as you feel well. If you are well, don't worry. If worried, as to repeat the test, check the urine and kidneys. ...Read more
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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood platelet count is 3.98lacs/cu mm 150000-450000/cu mm.Does it mean I have low platelet count?
Normal range: Usually 150 - 450000 counts are in normal range as you quote. ...Read more
Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood disorder (myeloproliferative neoplasia). Platelets also can be elevated in response to serious illnesses. The cause should be investigated, found and if possible treated. ...Read more
My last blood test showed my platelet count as 122K (just gotten over a cold a few days prior). Since normal range is 140-400K, should I be concerned?
No: 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, your result is not a cause for concern. Your doctor can repeat the test in a few months. ...Read more