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Platelet Count Spontaneous 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
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
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?
Frequently up and down in platelet count. And first symptom shown with nose bleeding. And if happened a year before also. And every other test is norm?
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
If I have bruised ribs from a car wreck and they told me my platelet count is low and where my ribs are bruised is bleeding what can that be?
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
Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?
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
For 55+ F (Hb 10.6) is platelet count supposed to be higher than normal in case of internal bleeding from GI tract, ulcer/tumor, colon or lungs?
NO: Usually lower than normal due to consumption coagulopathy ...Read more
bleeding gums from time to time normal platelet count just hematocrit/hemoglobin a bit below average. Normal blood tests. Can it be from roacutane?
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
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
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
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
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
After 5 months menstrual bleeding & NO iron supplements my CBC showed high RBC & high platelet count. How can my RBC be high?
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
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
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
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
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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