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Low Platelets I Would Have Easy Bruising Right
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???
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
Low platelets, 119-137 over past few yrs. 10 yrs ago were higher in the 200's. Some bruises when not hurt. Other bloodwork ok. 40 F- Should i worry?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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