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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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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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I have low platelet count. Used to have low red blood but now hv recovered. However platelet is still low.Any reason for this?

I have low platelet count. Used to have low red blood but now hv recovered. However platelet is still low.Any reason for this?

Low platelets: It could be due to impaired production of platelets from the bone marrow, or from increased destruction which usually occurs in the spleen. Itp is an autoimmune condition that sometimes can occur spontaneously in women your age and causes very low platelets. Other immune disorders such as lupus should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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My daughters platelet count is low as well as her red cell count and her white cell count is 4.8. Her mpv is high at 11.8. Should i be concerned?

My daughters platelet count is low as well as her red cell count and her white cell count is 4.8. Her mpv is high at 11.8. Should i be concerned?

Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a white cell count of 4.8 and mpv or 11.8 are not cause for concern. ...Read more

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My dads red white and platelet count is ex low. Low platelet runs in the family. He drinks 1-3 glasses of wine a day. Should discontinue drinking?

My dads red white and platelet count is ex low. Low platelet runs in the family. He drinks 1-3 glasses of wine a day. Should discontinue drinking?

Yes and to see MD: Yes, he should stop drinking and more importantly to go to see his doctor to find out why all of his blood counts are low. Some conditions like bone marrow problem or liver problem with enlargement of spleen- etc can be the explanation. Continue to drink alcohol may make it worse. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate low blood platelet count? I have pinhead size red dots on my lower legs.

How can I alleviate low blood platelet count? I have pinhead size red dots on my lower legs.

Depends why: It depends on why you have a low platelet count. Depending on what the cause is the treatment,if any, will be different. See a good hematologist! ...Read more

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Can you tell me are red beets good for increasing blood platelet count?

Can you tell me are red beets good for increasing blood platelet count?

That's silly: People make this sort of thing up as entertainment and put it online to sound learned and attract people who aren't discerning. I know the website where you read this and they simply fabricate their 'scare' and 'healthy eating' stuff. If you have low platelets, it can be very serious. A competent physician should be caring for you if you're thrombocytopenic. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a blood test my red blood cell is 4.83 and platelet count 421 is that dangerous?

Not dangerous: Your platelet count is slightly high, normal count being 150-350, 000. Red blood is best measured with hemoglobin level. Although your platelet count right now is of no serious medical concern , it may be worth rechecking it once more in one month and see if it drops below 400, 000. Anything over 450, 000 would need further attention and medical examination by a hematologist. ...Read more