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Low platelets I would have easy bruising right?

Low platelets I would have easy bruising right?

Yes: That is correct however platelets have to drop to very low levels to see clinical bleeding. Normal range is around 150-300 and usually we don't see easy bruising until much below 100. ...Read more

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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If you have low platelets, should you have easy bruising?

If you have low platelets, should you have easy bruising?

Depends: It will depend on how low the platelet count is. The lower your platelet count the higher your risk to have bleeding/bruising. ...Read more

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Son has no previous illness, low white, red and platelet count for 5 months easy bruising BMB shows slow activity full results in 1 week, worried???

Son has no previous illness, low white, red and platelet count for 5 months easy bruising BMB shows slow activity full results in 1 week, worried???

Evaluation: Early to comment before full study. It seems to be bleeding or blood disorder. Please follow up with hematologist. Let me know full study so can discuss further. ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever. This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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What would cause low platelets fatigue headaches bruising trigermonial naralgia swelling and pain in ribs back and hips. ?

What would cause low platelets fatigue headaches bruising trigermonial naralgia swelling and pain in ribs back and hips. ?

Vasculitis possible: Consider a CRP or ESR - this to measure general inflammation. Because of the headache one might pursue temporal artery biopsy. The occlusion of the arteries can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even compromise vision. The bruising is due to the low platelets that can accompany vasulitis or temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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4 years b4 WBC count was low(2800),low platelets(88000),body bruises,often flu like symptoms,stomach pain,etc,bean type pimple...which disease..guess?

4 years b4 WBC count was low(2800),low platelets(88000),body bruises,often flu like symptoms,stomach pain,etc,bean type pimple...which disease..guess?

Reveal the secret?: I thought patients do not test their doctor's knowledge. Low counts can be caused by many different reasons: lab errors, MDS , Viral illnesses and many other less common conditions. You can save me time by giving us what it was! ...Read more

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Recurrent low grade fevers q3-4 weeks since april, malaise, new easy bruising, pale, new strange and random rashes. What could be causing this??

Recurrent low grade fevers q3-4 weeks since april, malaise, new easy bruising, pale, new strange and random rashes. What could be causing this??

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may require some blood tests. It is imperative that you see a doctor at your earliest convenience. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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My doctors always tell me I have low iron level.. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up ?

My doctors always tell me I have low iron level.. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up ?

Foods & Supplements: Plenty of sites list iron-rich foods. Some also say which are easiest for your body to make use of. Iron supplement pills are also available and some processed foods advertise that they are iron fortified. If you want to, it should be easy to increase your levels unless there is something else wrong. Don't worry - it's not likely, but if you really try and fail - ask your doctor for ideas. ...Read more

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Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising WBC was normal

Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising  WBC was normal

None of these...: Have anything to do with the liver; they tell us nothing about the state of the liver, good or bad. Also, if the rest of the CBC is normal, the only things these indices suggest is a very mild iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more