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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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I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for low platelets?

I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for low platelets?

No plant treatment.: I don't know of any plant treatment. How bad is it? What is the cause of the low platelets? If the platelets are only a little low, maybe nothing need be done. Also, the cause needs to be determined. Is it due to liver disease, to h pylori, to an immune disorder, blood disease, other condition? Discuss with your doctor so you can get control over this condition. ...Read more

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Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment

Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment

No: Ttp is a disorder causing clot formation in microscopic blood vessels and resulting in low platelet counts altered mental status and renal failure . It responds to plasmapheresis. Cause is unknown. Some forms of cancer may be complicated by ttp and there is a genetic form too. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

What are causes for mildly low platelets?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Newborn with low platelets, what is diagnosis?

Newborn with low platelets, what is diagnosis?

Thrombocytopenia: The name of the condition is thrombocytopenia. If real (test can be a false positive) the condition usually arises when the mom develops anti platelet antibodies that have crossed into baby & destroy its platelets. The condition can be major requiring rx or minor & will generally fade over time as the antibodies decline. Low platelets can also be a sign of infection in baby. ...Read more

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How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches are a result of low platelets?

Depends! .See below: Low platelets by itself does not usually cause headaches. Headaches could be part of a rare condition with low platelets called ttp that is a medical emergency. Headaches could also occur it platelets are very low and if there is bleeding in the brain, again a medical emergency. Headaches may occur as part of an illness that could also cause low platelets. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Low platelets: Low platelet counts are usually not representative of any specific genetic condition, but reflect chronic illness, liver disease, or bone marrow dysfunction. There are some autoimmune diseases such as ITP [idiopathic thrombocytopenia] which occur in people with Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, which have a genetic component. I would consult a genetic counselor for more information. ...Read more