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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Overview)

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 gets near 1 million.


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What would cause platelet count to go up and down?

What would cause platelet count to go up and down?

Platelets: Platelets are not static. They go up and down day to day and hour to hour. Please re-ask with more specifics or some form of context to the question. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
908 doctors shared insights

Platelet Count (Overview)

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 gets near 1 million.


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What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?

Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?

Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is also important to know the numbers: how high is that wbc, for example. The best way to go for you is to discuss it with you doctor directly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Why?: What number now? Why is it ??high? If it is. Any prior trauma? Surgery, spleen removal? Need diagnosis and then treatment choices will follow. ...Read more

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I had blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

I had  blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

Elevated RBC and PLT: There are many reasons. For both RBC and high platelet, it is recommended to get tested for JAK2 mutation (blood) and a bone marrow evaluation. But first see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the blood meter which measures platelet count?

Please let me know what is the blood meter which measures platelet count?

Different brands: There are many different brands of instruments that measure blood counts. Coulter was the first to introduce blood cell counters. Now it is part of beckman-coulter. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate lab method to measure platelet count (tube type, etc). Last results varied by 30% in 1 hour; prescription is based on lab result.?

What is the most accurate lab method to measure platelet count (tube type, etc). Last results varied by 30% in 1 hour; prescription is based on lab result.?

Draw in citrate: The best method is to count the platelets manually. Look at the platelets under high power, count 10-15 fields, take the average and multiply by 18. Sometimes when blood is drawn in edta, the platelets can clump. Drawing the blood in citrate prevents clumping. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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With low platelets, what is a safe platelet count range for getting a tattoo?

With low platelets, what is a safe platelet count range for getting a tattoo?

Platelet count: In an adult, a normal count is about 150, 000 to 450, 000 platelets per microliter of blood.If platelet levels fall below 20, 000 per microliter, spontaneous bleeding may occur and is considered a life-threatening risk. Patients who have a bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or another cancer in the bone marrow, often experience excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase platelet count naturally and safely during chemotherapy? What is the clinical consensus around papaya leaf juice?

What is the best way to increase platelet count naturally and safely during chemotherapy? What is the clinical consensus around papaya leaf juice?

Talk to your dr: Do not take any herbal supplements with chemotherapy without discussing with your doctor first----significant side effects can occur. There is no natural way to increase platelets. Discuss your treatment options with your hematologist. ...Read more