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What causes chronic low platlet count?

What causes chronic low platlet count?

DDx: There are many potential causes of low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). In general platelet production can be low from various bone marrow disorders including cancer and other problems. If the bone marrow is producing platelets they can be destroyed in the body such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) or sequestered in the spleen if the spleen is enlarged (eg alcohol related splenomegaly). ...Read more

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Hepatitis b and c with low platlet count?

Hepatitis b and c with low platlet count?

Cirrhosis. ..: You need to contact your doctor pronto. When your platelets start dropping your liver may be decompensating meaning not functioning as well as it could. You could develop bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Does a low platlet count of 75000 causes splinter hemorrhages?

Does a low platlet count of 75000 causes splinter hemorrhages?

Petechiae: Punctate cutaneous red marks, characterize very low platelets...75k is low, I've seen it a lot, and cannot recall ever seeing petechiae at that level (not low enough). Splinter hemorrhage is a sine of bacterial endocarditis...A lesson from physical diagnosis, but I have also never seen in a 35 year career. ...Read more

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What can low platlet count mean in a advanced / terminal cancer patient.?

What can low platlet count mean in a advanced / terminal cancer patient.?

It depends on many f: There are many interpretations to your question. If you can tell us two items: What type of Cancer does the patient have? What is the complete blood counts report including Hb, WBC and Platelet count. Platelet counts can be low yet quite safe unless the count is dropping below 50, 000. There is some risk of excessive bleeding once the platelet count is below 20, 000.If the patient is terminal, noth ...Read more

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My daughter has been on depokote for 2.s years. We have no discovered that she has a very low wbc and low platlet count. We have no answers. Any idea?

My daughter has been on depokote for 2.s years. We have no discovered that she has a very low wbc and low platlet count. We have no answers. Any idea?

Side effect: Low white blood count (leukopenia) is a side effect that has been associated with taking depakote. I would continue to follow the white blood count and have a conversation with the physician prescribing the Depakote if you are worried. This is a not uncommon side effect. ...Read more

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Left/upper rib cage pain for 6 weeks, rib cage sticks out. Any ideas? Docs say posture/anxiety related. Blood test shows low platlet count. X-ray soon

Left/upper rib cage pain for 6 weeks, rib cage sticks out. Any ideas? Docs say posture/anxiety related. Blood test shows low platlet count. X-ray soon

X-rays is the answer: If there is swelling and pain, x-rays is the best way to check if there is underlying bone tumor. In that case both symptoms will be increasing progressively. ...Read more

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Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My daughter has a low white blood platlet count of 109 what could cause this to happen?

My daughter has a low white blood platlet count of 109 what could cause this to happen?

Many possibilities: The most common cause of low platelets in children is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a self-limiting condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against its own platelets (can happen after viral infections). Sometimes this needs treatment, other times it will resolve on its own. If the low platelets are a chronic condition, there are many rare possibilities. A hematologist can help. ...Read more

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Hiv and low platelet, what to do?

Hiv and low platelet, what to do?

See HIV specialist: There are many reasons for a low platelet count with hiv. Could be the disease itself or co-infection with another virus (like hepatitis c) or an adverse drug reaction or some other related or unrelated illness. ...Read more

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My HGB and HCT are low and my Platelet is high. What it means?

My HGB and HCT are low and my Platelet is high. What it means?

Chronic blood loss,: If you are bleeding slowly, the chronic bleed will cause anemia, hence the low Hb and Hct and elevated platelets. A work up for occult bleeding, most commonly from GI tract would be very helpful. ...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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Reasons why mean platelet volume are low?

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

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

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What causes a low platelet count?

What causes a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes low platelet blood count?

What causes low platelet blood count?

Numerous Causes: Platelets are a blood component necessary for hemostasis (cessation of bleeding); are produced in bone marrow; activated by blood vessel damage. There are numerous causes for a low platelet count: impaired production (bone marrow, genetic disorders); increased consumption (infections), increased destruction (autoimmune diseases), & more. Evaluation by your doctor is necessary to determine the cause ...Read more

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Low haemoglobin with high platelet count?

How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context. ...Read more

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Do ALL patients have high platelet count or low??

Do ALL patients have high platelet count or low??

Why do you ask?: The vast majority of people have each particular lab value in range. A few percent of healthies fall outside at either end. Values far outside are the most suggestive of disease. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for ipt (low platelet counts)?

Low platelets: You need to know what causes low platelets in order to treat. Could be from medications as a side effect, infection, bone marrow disease, etc. So it depends on what caused it. ...Read more

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Leukcytosis for 10 years low red cell count for same amount of time and high platlet not sick?

Leukcytosis for 10 years low red cell count for same amount of time and high platlet not sick?

Bone marrow issue?: If you have not had a thorough work-up already, I would recommend it. This would include specialized blood and urine testing as well as even possibly a bone marrow biopsy. There are blood diseases that can smolder for years. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter is 4yrs. She's having recurrent fever since last month. Now with low HB and high platlet. What does this mean?

Hi, my daughter is 4yrs. She's having recurrent fever since last month. Now with low HB and high platlet. What does this mean?

See a doctor ASAP: Your daughter appears to have a chronic febrile (fever) illness that has created anemia. In addition the elevated platelets suggest that the bone marrow is very active for an as-of-yet unidentified reason. She definitely needs a detailed evaluation by a pediatrician or an infectious diseases expert or both. Take her now. Good luck ...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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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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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that
consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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My child platelet count are low 36000 what can I do for them to go up.

My child platelet count are low 36000 what can I do for them to go up.

Low platelet count: Low platelet count can have many causes in children including: ITP (immune thrombocytopenia purpura), infections, chronic ITP, lupus, Rheumatoids, certain cancers. Idenifying the cause will help to raise it up. If it is an acute ITP, we give IVIG for it. If it is chronic, sometime we put them on steroids. ...Read more