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What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

A platelet count : Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand. ...Read more

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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?

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

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High platelets low mpv high absolute lymphs? Do these together show signs of leukemia and or lymphoma?

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

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What will a surgeon do for a thigh injury due to falling, platelets low and possible internal bleeding?

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

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What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

See your doctor: It depends on how high the lymphs are and the total wbc. There could be a number of causes of this count, some serious and some not so serious. It could be anything from a viral infection to a form of leukemia. Your doctor should review the count with you. ...Read more

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Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

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

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What do you suggest if my sister has elevated lipase and amylase. nauseated, no appetite. platelets low. so far MRI of pancreas norm?

What do you suggest if my sister has elevated lipase and amylase. nauseated, no appetite. platelets low. so far MRI of pancreas norm?

Pancreatitis?: Sometimes imaging lags behind acute disease process. Sounds like pancreatitis. Doctor should treat symptoms and patient not the images.Etiology of pancreatitis needs to be worked out. ...Read more

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My sister has elevated lipase and amylase. nauseated, no appetite. platelets low. so far MRI of pancreas is normal. What could be the problem?

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

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Platelets low at 140 ,rest of results ok haemoglobin etc.Been on chicken livers two months still no change.could it be coumiden causing bleeding?

Platelets low at 140 ,rest of results ok haemoglobin etc.Been on chicken livers two months still no change.could it be coumiden causing bleeding?

Yr Platelet Count-OK: A platelet count of 140,000 is practically normal. If you are bleeding, it could be due to Coumadin (warfarin) as you pointed out. The risk of bleeding due to low platelets does not occur unless your counts are below 20, 000. ...Read more

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High platelet low mvp is it normal for blood work to come back like the for 2 yrs straight having repeated test done i've had a hysterectomy 7 yr ago?

Wide normal range: You should give us the actual results, then we can give you some advice. What you consider 'high' platelet counts may not be of any concern unless it is over 450, 000. ...Read more

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