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Platelet Count For Surgery
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
Thrombocytopenia: you have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. go to see doctor to find the cause. platelet can be low due to many different things from infection, autoimmune process, certain nutrient deficiency, drug/toxin induced, destruction of platelet, consumption, decrease in production etc. go to see MD to check it out. ...Read more
1mos post liver resection&gallbladder removal. Platelets over 48hrs 472 to 75. Wbc 13.4, anemic. What causes quick drop in platelet? Is this a concern
Need more details: When did the platelet counts begin to fall in relation to the date of your surgery. What is the current level of Hemoglobin and platelets. If you have not had it checked recently get one. Once we know the current values of your CBC, we can guide you further. Internal bleeding can temporarily lower the platelet count but it should not occur one month after surgery. So something is amiss. ...Read more
Probably normal.: Just about anything and everything. These numbers are not so abnormal. ...Read more
It depends: How elevated and underlying cause. If it is more than 1 million, it can cause thrombotic complications. If it is caused by a hematologic disorder, you have a higher chance of complication. ...Read more
See a Hematologist : Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) may be due to multiple different problems including a rxn to medication or cancer, however it is most commonly without an identifiable cause (idiopathic or itp). Treatment is only necessary if counts get very low (putting one at risk for spontaneous bleeding) or before surgery. Treatment varies with the cause; it sometimes resolves on its own. ...Read more
Can a hematologist address low platelets and low t cell counts? Seeing rheumatologist, but also hema for platelet issue. Can more opinions help?
Lesser the better: You do not need to see too many specialist all at the same time. That can only create more confusion and clash of ideas. Yes your hematologist and rheumatologist together can sort out almost every medical problem. Be patient and things should work out well. ...Read more
My platelet count is 52000 (itp) . Can i take prednisone or prednisolone to increase platelets count upto normal range.
My blood platelet count is 3.98lacs/cu mm 150000-450000/cu mm.Does it mean I have low platelet count?
Normal range: Usually 150 - 450000 counts are in normal range as you quote. ...Read more
How can you treat persistent low hemoglobin counts following chemotherapy, other than blood transfusion?
Not many: Your heme-onc dr is an expert in this, and should have discussed (or tried) a gmcsf injection to stimulate your body's red blood cell production. But, many cancer pts do not respond to it--either due to the nature of the cancer or the treatment or both. If not amenable to induction of production, then will need transfusion every so many weeks. I see many pts who do this, and once used to it are ok. ...Read more
Possibly: You will need to see a hematologist and have some evaluations done. There are different causes of elevation of white blood cell and platelet- including the one caused by primary bone marrow problem- like chronic leukemia or myeloproliferative neoplasm- which should be ruled out. So, go to see your pmd and get a referral to see a hematologist for further work-up. ...Read more
What would cause high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count with a total wbc of 8? Is it cancer?!
No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore this report. If you want a more exact answer, then you need to send us the complete report of the numbers of cell in your CBC. ...Read more
My Eosinophils and absolute count is high and also normocytic normochromic on CBC. WBC / RBC / Platelet is normal though. Does it alarm for Leukaemia?
See below: 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, there is no cause for alarm. It would have helped to have the actual numbers. Eosinophil count may be high due to allergy, skin rash, and parasites. ...Read more
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