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Low Red Platelet Count
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???
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
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
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 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
I'm 27 weeks pregnant and my platelet count dropped from 174,000 to 114,000. Is this cause for concern? My red blood cell and hemoglobin are low too.
What would unexplained bruising, purple lines around knees, somewhat low red & white blood cell counts but normal platelet count mean for young woman?
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
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
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