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A platelet count : Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand. ...Read more
What cause our platelet low and if d reading is jus 99, is it very dangerous n please guide me what type of treatment i can seek n what test i take?
Many causes: Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many things. One of the most common causes is itp (immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura), where the body makes antibodies that recognize a patient's own platelets. This can be self-limiting requiring no treatment, to requiring strong medicines. A count of 99 (=99000), is not dangerous, but must be monitored. Hem-onc doc can find cause. ...Read more
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more
High platelets low mpv high absolute lymphs? Do these together show signs of leukemia and or lymphoma?
Incomplete 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, what you have provided is not sufficient information to render a meaningful opinion. How high is the lymphocyte count? What is the morphology? Are there any enlarged lymph glands? It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
What will a surgeon do for a thigh injury due to falling, platelets low and possible internal bleeding?
Likely supportive: Many factors are considered, including general health, age, associated injuries, degree of coagulation abnormalities. If the thigh injury is bruising in nature (i.e. No fracture), and the platelet count is low but sufficient, watchful waiting and support is likely. If there is fracture, or severe coagulopathy - blood transfusions, fixation may be necessary. Angiography may also be helpful. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister has elevated lipase and amylase. nauseated, no appetite. platelets low. so far MRI of pancreas norm?
lab Q. Platelets low (138), CEA bit high (3.4). Lymphs and variant lymphs equal, both at .41 & 12%.
Rectal cancer 7 yrs ago.
Stop worrying: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. Follow the platelets. Get scoped to be sure you do not have another colon cancer -- I trust you do this anyway. Have your physician call the lab and find out what variant lymphs are all about with their machine. Best wishes ...Read more
My sister has elevated lipase and amylase. nauseated, no appetite. platelets low. so far MRI of pancreas is normal. What could be the problem?
Many sources: While lipase and amylase are produced for the most part by the pancreas, an elevation is usually a result of inflammation of pancreatic tissue . If the condition is not severe the scans may fail to detect changes in the gross structure of the pancreas Other organs however are associated with an elevated amylase such as the fallopian tubes and lipase is known to be be produced in mature and immature adipocytes, muscle cells, and mammary epithelial cells . The clinical condition should be followed and if symptoms progress, then reevaluation should be considered ...Read more