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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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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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