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Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Low platelets count is one of the effect of taking epilim. How to increase the platelets count? If stop taking epilim, will platelets count increased?

Low platelets count is one of the effect of taking epilim. How to increase the platelets count? If stop taking epilim, will platelets count increased?

Thrombocytopenia: If you are concerned regarding your platelet counts on valproic acid please speak with the prescribing physician. The decrease in platelet counts that can occur with sodium valproate appears to be dose related, reversable and in adults is usually not clinically significant. If there is a significant decrease in platelet counts a decrease in dose and possible medication discontinuation may occur. ...Read more

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Do low platelets count make you tired, headache and weak?

Do low platelets count make you tired, headache and weak?

These symptoms....: Are more consistent with anemia than thrombocytopenia (the fancy word for low platelets). Anemic patients often describe being fatigued, having little energy reserve or having headaches. Low platelets can lead to bleeding and bruising. Do you happen to know your hematocrit? You should be able to get that info from your doctor since it comes from the same blood draw as the PLT count. May be low 2. ...Read more

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I am suffering from low platelets count. My platelets persists between 50000 to 60000. Apparently I have no problem. Bone marrow test shown no problem?

I am suffering from low platelets count. My platelets persists between 50000 to 60000. Apparently I have no problem. Bone marrow test shown no problem?

Possible ITP: Your situation is fairly common for hematologists. Chronic itp with platelet counts of 50-60, 000 rarely have bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, i am suffering low platelets count day by day- 1.35 to 1.20 and now its 101 in lab test, please suggest me, to increase the count. Thank?

Thrombocytopenia: The causes for low platelets include both production abnormalities and accelerated destruction. The count you provide is lower than normal but not tlife threatening. Accelerated destruction more common . You need to see physician nothing you can do to improve. ...Read more

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Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD can it cause low platelets count?

Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD  can it cause low platelets count?

Probably not: the progesterone in the iud should not effect your platelet counts. ask your doctor what they thik is causing this. They might need to run more blood tests. ...Read more

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Hi, my mom got a breast cancer, stage 3b, undergoing chemotherapy now. 3rd session got delayed coz of low platelets count. What needs to be done?

Hi, my mom got a breast cancer, stage 3b, undergoing chemotherapy now. 3rd session got delayed coz of low platelets count. What needs to be done?

Couple of things are: to be done:- 1: Wait till the numbers come up, specially the WCC; 2: Ensure she avoids anyone and everyone who has any sort of infection (whether a kid or an adult) however minor, as any such infection would be really bad for her; 3: Everyone should wear a mask when they go and see her or help her in any way; 4: Keep her Oncologist informed if she gets a fever, bleeding from anywhere, etc. ...Read more