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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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Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Spontaneous bleeding: There is a particularly high risk of spontaneous bleeding once the platelet count drops below 10 million per ml. ...Read more

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What happens when platelet count is extremely low? Do you just start bleeding?

What happens when platelet count is extremely low? Do you just start bleeding?

Thrombocytopenia: The platelet (plt) count is normally 150-400 (thousand). Major surgery is possible if the PLT count is over 100. Minor procedures are usually possible if the PLT count is greater than 50. You see increased bruising and mild spontaneous bleeding when plts are around 30. Major bleeding without provocation occurs when plts are less than 10 or so, which is why PLT transfusions are given at this level. ...Read more

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The hemo said no to treatment due to no bleeding even if he is platelet count is 8. Why?

The hemo said no to treatment due to no bleeding even if he is platelet count is 8. Why?

Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets and replacement of platelets depends on the cause if it was bone marrow failure whether primary or secondary the 8thousand platelets needs replacement. If the cause is immune thrombocytopenia the urgency to transfuse platelets is not compelling since one shot of steroids will raise them on the second day. ...Read more

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My CBC report is normal but platelet count is 87000. No sign of bleeding. Is that normal?

My CBC report is normal but platelet count is 87000. No sign of bleeding. Is that normal?

Your: Platelet count is low, but not threatening unless drop has been quick. Sometimes antibodies to platelets may be responsible, talk to a hematologists. ...Read more

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My CBC rt of feb10th was normal but platelet count was 87000. No sign of bleeding. Cbc rt of 3rd march is also normal and platelet is 110000?

My CBC rt of feb10th was normal but platelet count was 87000. No sign of bleeding. Cbc rt of 3rd march is also normal and platelet is 110000?

Low platelets: There are many things that can cause low platelet- including infection, inflammation, autoiimune problems, drugs, malignancy, etc. Follow up with your primary doctor. If your platelet level remains low or gets lower- your doctor can refer you to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Can I do a liver biopsy if the platelet count is 57, Prot time is 15.1, INR is 1.2, PTT is 33.6? Will that cause excessive liver bleeding?

Can I do a liver biopsy if the platelet count is 57, Prot time is 15.1, INR is 1.2, PTT is 33.6? Will that cause excessive liver bleeding?

Let doctor decide: I trust that you are not the one doing the biopsy. Depending on why a biopsy is needed, your doctor will decide if the risk of bleeding is outweighed by the information a biopsy will provide. ...Read more

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Can flu cause a false high platelet count? I have ITP, last CBC shows 118 for platelets, even thought I'm bleeding from everywhere. Probably < 15 ATM.

Can flu cause a false high platelet count? I have ITP, last CBC shows 118 for platelets, even thought I'm bleeding from everywhere. Probably < 15 ATM.

Yes: Flu can cause either an increase in platelet count (thrombocytosis) or decrease in platelet count (thrombocytopenia). It causes much more thrombocytopenia than thrombocytosis. Its effect on platelet count is also age-dependent. Younger people tends to get an increased platelet count by flu infection, while elderly person tends to get decreaded platelet count by flu. ...Read more

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Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Maybe: One must question why blood tests are being done so often in a well 20 year old? Medications and certain conditions can lead to low platelets. Itp is 1 cause. An evaluation by a hematologist might be needed to determine the cause of a low platelet count. ...Read more

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I’ve been given blood results saying abnormally low platelet count and I am anemic (have been for the past 7 months). I don’t present with any typical symptoms of low platelet levels like excessive bleeding or bruising. Why is this and what does this mean?

I’ve been given blood results saying abnormally low platelet count and I am anemic (have been for the past 7 months). I don’t present with any typical symptoms of low platelet levels like excessive bleeding or bruising. Why is this and what does this mean?

Get worked up: Anemia must be worked up. If you are iron deficient, why? Heavy monthly loss, ill-advised vegetarianism, stomach ulcer or cancer? There are other causes beside iron deficiency. Let w platelets only become symptomatic at very low levels but below 100, 000 is a red flag. Demand a competent and timely workup ...Read more

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bleeding gums from time to time normal platelet count just hematocrit/hemoglobin a bit below average. Normal blood tests. Can it be from roacutane?

bleeding gums from time to time normal platelet count just hematocrit/hemoglobin a bit below average. Normal blood tests. Can it be from roacutane?

Probably not: Most common cause is gum disease, an inflammatory/infective process requiring treatment. See a Dentist or specialist Periodontist for proper care. Gum disease is insidious, by the time it's symptomatic considerable damage has already been done. ...Read more

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Rbc count, WBC count, platelet count, RBC index, WBC differential count, hb, hct all blood test normal. Facing bleeding gum problem recently. Opinion?

Not blood's fault: If CBC normal as you say, more likely due to a change in the oral environment/ dental hygiene. Consider this to see if any change in brush/floss frequency or duration, change in tobacco or alcohol product use, or change in life stressors. In the interim, be sure you are brushing twice daily and flossing daily--this should stop bleeding--if not, consult dentist for exam and advice. ...Read more

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I have low platelet count and I took motrin, will it cause me to bleed?

Yes: It depends how low the platelet count really is. Counts below 50, 000 are the most problematic. Generally, Motrin and other nsaids should not be used if the platelet count is low because of increased risks of bleeding. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 650, 000 & small in size but yet I bleed easily. I become fatigued quickly. Muscles are weaker. I would like help.

Platelet count is 650, 000 & small in size but yet I bleed easily. I become fatigued quickly. Muscles are weaker. I would like help.

See MD: See your physician. Bleeding is not from a lack of platelet number. Platelet quality/function may be abnormal. Many different causes of fatigue including depression, thyroid disorder, other autoimmune problem. Needs a thorough history and physical examination. See your physician. ...Read more

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My 25 years old son went on a holiday to egypt. He got a persisitent nose bleed and had to go to a hopsital. His platelet count got reduced to 12 and the doctors did a platelet transfusion. Now, he is taking cortisol. Should he bemedically evacuated to uk

My 25 years old son went on a holiday to egypt. He got a persisitent nose bleed and had to go to a hopsital. His platelet count got reduced to 12 and the doctors did a platelet transfusion. Now, he is taking cortisol. Should he bemedically evacuated to uk

Yes, absolutely: He should see a hematologist to complete work up and continue further treatment etc. Itp is one possibility- but also need to make sure one does not overlook something important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spontaneous bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: Spontaneous bleeding?

Spontaneous bleed: A spontaneous bleed is one that occurs without overt trauma to an area and no reason otherwise for bleeding to predictably occur. ...Read more

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I had random spontaneous bleeding. What could it be from?

I had random spontaneous bleeding. What could it be from?

Need more: This question is pretty vague. More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else. ...Read more

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After 5 months menstrual bleeding & NO iron supplements my CBC showed high RBC & high platelet count. How can my RBC be high?

After 5 months menstrual bleeding & NO iron supplements my CBC showed high RBC & high platelet count. How can my RBC be high?

Need more informatio: To answer your great question completely, previous CBC for comparison is needed, and iron levels. If you were previously taking iron, the bone marrow takes weeks to respond, and the changes could be in response, or "reactive". ...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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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

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What does it mean when my "platelet count" is 144?

What does it mean when my "platelet count" is 144?

It's normal!: The range for normal platelets is between 150 and 300 in most labs. Your count of 144 is shorthand for 144, 000 platelets per microliter of blood in your body. A microliter is about the tiniest water droplet you could see with your naked eye, about the size of the period in this sentence. So your count of 144 is just a little lower than normal, but not enough that I would be concerned. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does high platelet count mean?

Need more info: It would be helpful to know the results of complete blood count. High platelet count is often a side effect of iron deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytosis/basics/definition/con-20032674. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions.
Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed.

Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of 423 bad on a scale of 150-400?

Need more info: 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, One the manifestations of iron deficiency is elevation of platelet count. Given that you a woman of menstruating age, you may be iron deficient. Taking oral ion and multivitamin supplements is likely to take care of the issue
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Spontaneous Bleeding (Definition)

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