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32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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13yrs female high blood platelet count dizzy fallen possibe low glucose?

13yrs female high blood platelet count dizzy fallen possibe low glucose?

High platelet count: Can be associated with iron deficiency anemia, which could lead to lightheadedness. Hypoglycemia also a possibility but more evaluation would be needed to sort all this out. ...Read more

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I am a 50 years old female just diagnosed wit vey low platelet 4000 the doctor prescribe prednisone to her is that a good option?

I am a 50 years old female just diagnosed wit vey low platelet 4000 the doctor prescribe prednisone to her is that a good option?

Possibly, yes: Thrombocytopenia or low platelets have a variety of causes. It may be immune mediated or Idiopathic which means we don't know the cause. (ITP). It can be transient, acute or chronic or recurrent. It may be associated with hematologic malignancies as well and a bone marrow biopsy may be need.
Prednisone is often the first line treatment and plasmapharesis, vincristine and gmcsf are sometimes used. ...Read more

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4 year old female always had low Vitamin B12 had high infection 4 weeks ago now has platelet count well above average white blood cell count increased?

4 year old female always had low Vitamin B12 had high infection 4 weeks ago now has platelet count well above average white blood cell count increased?

Check again: Often blood cell abnormalities come and go for a variety of reasons. I would recommend you see your pediatrician or family doctor and have your child thoroughly examined. A normal exam will be very reassuring. I would also repeat the blood tests in a week or two and compare. I would also talk to the doctor about diet and vitamins for the B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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How low is to low for platelets?

How low is to low for platelets?

Complicated.: This is a great question. The major worry of platelets being too lowis unexplained bleeding into the head, which can be very serious. This risk is present at different levels for different patients. It depends on quite a bit of variables: age, recent injury, other illnesses, current bleeding, chance of platelet recovery, etc. Clearly if there is troublesome bleeding, they are too low. ...Read more

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What happens if your platelets are low?

What happens if your platelets are low?

Bleeding: Platelets help our bodies clot. SO, when platelets are too low (how low is "too low" is very situation and individual dependent!) we will bleed. Often bleeding from low platelets takes the form of bleeding in the mouth and gums. Sometimes a dotted pattern, almost like a rash, called petechiae, can appear on the calves and shins. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

Various: Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production. Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results. Antibodies can form in certain conditions that destroy plts soon after they are made or they can be used up quickly in excessive clotting states. The production sites in the bone marrow can be invaded & shut down as in leukemia. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when your platelets are low?

How low?: Below 50, 000 it may be good to get a boost before surgery. At far lower levels, there's a risk of spontaneous bleeding. You do want to find the cause. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. You need to follow up with your doctor to evaluate for a cause of your low platelets. ...Read more

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What causes ow count and enlarged platelets? Female, 64 yrs. Old

Platelets: Some disorders like may-hegglin anomaly, grey platelet syndrome, sebastian syndrome are classified as macrothrombocytooenias which means platelets are low in number but large in size. See a hematologist! ...Read more

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What's worse high platelets or low?

Depends: Very low platelets can increase risk of bleeding - obviously could be dangerous. Very high platelets (usually above a million) could increase risk of clots (strokes etc) & even bleeding in certain high risk pts with "myeloproliferative" disorder. The most important question is what is the cause & how high or how low. Sometimes platelets could increase because of iron deficiency or inflammation. ...Read more

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What do low blood platelets mean?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can mean an increase risk of bleeding. Bleeding can even happen without good cause. The lower the platelet count, the higher the risk for bleeding. The bleeding can be nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. The most concerning bleeding would be bleeding inside the skull. This is unusual, but would likely cause a headache and nausea. ...Read more

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What would cause low blood platelets?

What would cause low blood platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan. Immune destruction, medication, infection, splenic enlargement and many other processes can lead to low platelets. ...Read more

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Can low platelet counts make you tired?

Not necessarily: Low platelets usually do not cause tiredness unless the underlying cause of the low platelets is the cause of the tiredness. Example: if the low platelets are due to chemotherapy administration then the tiredness is due to the chemo not the low platelets. See your primary and if necessary get a referral to a hematologist for further eval of the low platelets. ...Read more

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When platelet count stays slightly low?

See a specialist: A low platelet count is called "thrombocytopenia". Look it up on the internet. A good internal medicine specialist should be able to figure it out, or you may need to see a hematologist (blood specialist). Some medications can lower your platelet count, and certain illnesses can too. ...Read more

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Reasons why mean platelet volume are low?

Just means: The average size of the platelets are small. May not mean anything. ...Read more

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Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

It doesn't: Ferritin is a marker of inflammation and also an indicator of iron stores. It is related to erithrocytes, red blood cells, but not to platelets, thrombocytes. I've not seen the correlation you describe in real practice. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we don't have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy
check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well
consult your doctor you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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Is low platelet counts one of the symptoms of cml?

Is low platelet counts one of the symptoms of cml?

Could be: In cml, you can have low platelet count either from supression to the bone marrow by the leukemic cells or from side effect of the treatment of cml.
Your doctor will be able to monitor your platelet count and would be able to guide you safely through the treatment. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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Is a low platelet one of the symptoms of you get with cml?

Is a low platelet one of the symptoms of you get with cml?

Low platelet: Yes, you can have low platelet in CML - either from CML itself (supression from the abnormal leukemic cell in the bone marrow) or from side effect of the CML treatment. ...Read more

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Platelets 475 what causes this in seventeen year old female?

Platelets: I don't know the lab's reference range but 475 does not appear truly extraordinary or unusually abnormal ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks. ...Read more