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My platelet count is 140. Should I be concerned? Can I raise it through diet?

My platelet count is 140. Should I be concerned? Can I raise it through diet?

Near normal: Normal platelets counts are 150000 to 250000, so 140000 is near normal. If you do not have abnormal bleeding, e.g., easy bruising, bleeding from gums, blood in stools or urine, there is no cause for concern. It would be good to know your complete blood count because if other blood components are also low, then it should be investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

Go to see MD: I don't think your symptoms have anything to do with the mpv. Since you are worried, you should talk to your parents and go to see you doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to counteract my low platelet count with adjusting my diet?

What can I do to counteract my low platelet count with adjusting my diet?

Food Matters: I would find out why they are low: do you have an immune condition? A blood problem? Make sure your B12 level is adequate; that you are not taking supplements or drugs that lower platelet count; and that you know the reason: once that illness or condition has improved the platelet count may come up along with it ...Read more

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What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap.Com

What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap.Com

Fix the problem: What is the cause? That is the question you have to answer. If you have low iron -then your will need to fix the iron ; find out why iron is low. Once iron is normal- platelet will be normalized by itself. If you have infection, then antibiotic should be given for infection, then platelet will go down by itself. No special diet you should do to fix platelet. You need to fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

Discuss w/ ur MD: Go to see your md. Your md should evaluate you to find the cause of elevated platelet. We can't tell you what to do or give any advice-from a very limited information. Elevated platelet can be due to different conditions including reactive process to infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency vs other causes -i.e. Primary bone marrow problem etc. You've got to go to see md and get checked. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 135000 but RBC & hemoglbin is fine. How to improve platelet? Me: male, 34 yrs, 70 kg, 163 cm, india. Did gm diet 10 times, 2 yrs bac

Platelet count is 135000 but RBC & hemoglbin is fine. How to improve platelet? Me: male, 34 yrs, 70 kg, 163 cm, india. Did gm diet 10 times, 2 yrs bac

Perhaps wait...: Have you had low platelets chronically, or just this one time. It is encouraging that you are not anemic. How is your white blood cell count. You could be slightly low with regard to platelets due to a number of causes, such as viral suppression (transiently can shut down bone marrow) or itp (antibodies to platelets). I would check your platelets again in a month if you have no symptoms. ...Read more

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When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

Less than 20,000: There is actually no magic number but most hematologists would worry about a platelet count less than 20, 000 especially if associated with signs of bleeding. Platelet counts lower than this have the highest risk for internal bleeding that could be life-threatening. The chronicity of the condition causing the low platelet count and the associated symptoms help the doctor decide on how to manage it. ...Read more

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What does a platelet count of 13 mean? Should I be concerned?

Low platelets: It depends on the unit but in the United States this would typically mean 13,000 platelets per microliter which is very low and is associated with a very high risk of bleeding.
There are many causes but this needs to be evaluated and treated urgently as this would be considered a medical emergency if the cause is not known. ...Read more

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Will hematologist be concerned with 128000 platelet count?

Will hematologist be concerned with 128000 platelet count?

Not necessarily: This is a modest reduction. It may or may not require additional testing, and will not likely need to be treated as an isolated finding. ...Read more

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My last blood test showed my platelet count as 122K (just gotten over a cold a few days prior). Since normal range is 140-400K, should I be concerned?

My last blood test showed my platelet count as 122K (just gotten over a cold a few days prior). Since normal range is 140-400K, should I be concerned?

No: 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, your result is not a cause for concern. Your doctor can repeat the test in a few months. ...Read more

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Normal Platelet Count of 271 but MPV of 7.4. Normal MPV on my lab results showed 7.8-11. Should I be concerned?

No reason to worry.: MPV or mean platelet volume can give information about the size of your platelets. In your case I don't think this information has any significance. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with a platelet count of 451and a monocyte level of .7?

Likely not: Don't worry about the numbers.
By the way, do you have any symptoms? How is your period? Heavy? What is your hemoglobin? Your platelet is slightly elevated- which can happen if you are sick, catching a cold/viral infection, or if you have bleeding/ heavy period/ if your iron is low etc. Just f/u with your doctor and repeat the blood again in the next few months ...Read more

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Got routine bloodwork. Platelet count was flagged at a count of 429. Is this normal? High? Should I be concerned?

Not much: It is likely that you are iron deficient. For an unknown reason iron deficiency is associated with high platelet counts. Even if your hemoglobin is normal, you may wish to take oral iron supplement available over the counter. ...Read more

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Bloodwork indicates a mean platelet count of 6.8 (should be 7.4-11). Should i be concerned? Take a lot of goody powder. Could that cause?

Questionable info: The information you provided about platelet count is not in keeping with the usual reports. It would be useful to have the original lab report. "goody" powder contains Aspirin which interferes with platelet function and even a normal count may be associated with poor platelet function. ...Read more

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Just had a CBC done and my platelet count was 361, should I be concerned?

Just had a CBC done and my platelet count was 361, should I be concerned?

Likely not: Typically, a normal platelet count in a healthy individual is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Oftentimes, bloodwork results will list the actual number in the hundreds (i.e. 361 like your case), implying a result of 361, 000. However to confirm, i would review the results with the ordering physician. ...Read more

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up.
If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read more

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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

Depends on situation: This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue.It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about.I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems.I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that i shipped off to major medical centers for treatment. ...Read more

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My CBC results are all normal except my platelet count is always in the 400's. My dr is not concerned. Should I be worried?

No: I would just monitor it. If the count rises you could have essential thrombocytosis with too many platelets and blood can get too thick and clot more easily. This is usually treated with prescription medication if the count gets high enough and you can take a baby aspirin to make the platelets less sticky. ...Read more

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My platelet count is 121. I'm tired, and have kept a mild headache for a few weeks. Should i be concerned about the low count?

Not necessarily: It is low but if your other hematologic parameters are normal, it may be immune mediated thrombocytopenia. I would suggest you see a hematologist. It is not at a level we get overly concerned about. Your headaches may or may not be related. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have blood test - low platelet count, should I be concerned?

How low is it: It becomes critical when you count starts to fall to the 20 range. The platelets change in number every day sometimes viruses and other illnesses lower it temporarily You should re check the level in a few weeks and be followed by an internist or hematologist ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a surgical procedure when my platelet count is 252 and dropping and my mean platelet volume is 8.4? Should i be concerned?

This is adequate cou: Platelet counts will fluctuate between 150, 000 to 300, 000. If your count is over 150, 000, it is normal. Surgery can be done safely(if necessary) as long as platelet count is >50, 000. The mean platelet volume does not matter as long as the counts are sufficiently high. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816, 000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.

Should i be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816, 000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.

Recheck it: Iron deficiency could be the cause but it is important to follow up on it. Please recheck it after correction of iron deficiency. Then get a CBC and see what changes have taken place. Also watch WBC count. If the platelet count persists above 500, 000 then you need to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife is extremely healthy with all other blood tests &ultrasound tests normal . She has platelet count as 75000 . Should i be concerned?

Follow it: This is not dangerous yet, and probably never will be, but it would be nice to know why. A few women have this happen at the end of every month. Your physician may look to see if her platelets are coated with antibodies or antibody-antigen complexes. ...Read more

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