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Platelet Low Count Causes
Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more
If there is bleeding: The low platelet count itself will not cause the dizziness or fatigue. However, a low platelet count can lead to spontaneous bleeding. This lowering of the blood count can lead to low blood pressure and dizziness. Furthermore, the low platelet count often is not in isolation. There may be a panctyopenia meaning low red and white blood count. This anemia can lead to dizziness/fatigue. See doctor. ...Read more
Is it true that a very low platelet count can be caused by (a) a viral infection and (b) a bacteria in the blood that falls short of sepsis?
Good morning my platelet count has been low for many years always between 70/80. the latest test show my count has dropped to 47. What is the cause?
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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, your platelet count is not just low, it is dropping and warrants an evaluation by a hematologist. It is not amenable to a HealthTap consult.
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Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170
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Thrombocytopenia: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many conditions, both benign and malignant. Some people are born with it. Other times it's due to a lab error known as "platelet clumping". Many medications can cause it. There are also a host of serious hematological problems which cause low platelets, such as itp and leukemia. It's very important that low platelets be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more
Numerous Causes: Platelets are a blood component necessary for hemostasis (cessation of bleeding); are produced in bone marrow; activated by blood vessel damage. There are numerous causes for a low platelet count: impaired production (bone marrow, genetic disorders); increased consumption (infections), increased destruction (autoimmune diseases), & more. Evaluation by your doctor is necessary to determine the cause ...Read more
32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?
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
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more
Lots causesneed eval: The mild low platelets plus large red cells suggest metabolic effects, including drugs ethanol, etcetera but may also require additional serological hematologic studies to exclude diseases from blood producing organs like the bone marrow, if those former metabolic causes are not present. ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. With high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications ...Read more
Bleeding: Platelets are the scaffoding for clot formation and subsequent tissue remodeling. Platelets aggregate at the bleeding site to prevent further blood loss. Abnormal platelet aggregation/destruction, insufficient production, and certain medication can also decrease platelet count. ...Read more
Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more
Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male? He is using it daily for 2.5 years
Mean platelet volume 5.9 which is low. Hematocrit 45.2 slightly elevated. All other test within normal range. Any cause for concern?
Not much: High B12 is never worrisome. Low platelets, especially if below 100, 000, need to be addressed with a physician who knows how to do a differential diagnosis and workup. Eosinophils over an absolute count of maybe 1000 should prompt a good history and physical exam and perhaps stool for ova and parasites. Labs are adjuncts to diagnosis and ranges are set to flag a few % of healthies. ...Read more
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