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Doctor insights on: Platelet Low Count Causes

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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: 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

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Please help docs! Is my low blood platelet count causing me to feel dizzy and fatigued?

Please help docs! Is my low blood platelet count causing me to feel dizzy and fatigued?

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

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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?

Basically no: If your platelet count is low (under 90, 000 or so calls for. A workup), the stupidest thing that anyone can possibly do is say "it's probably a virus" or blame a bacterium that isn't cultured and isn't making you sick otherwise. I hope I have not misunderstood. Low platelets is serious, very low levels are often catastrophic, and almost always there's a real illness to find and treat. ...Read more

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What would cause low blood platelets?

What would cause low blood platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan. Immune destruction, medication, infection, splenic enlargement and many other processes can lead to low platelets. ...Read more

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Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

It doesn't: Ferritin is a marker of inflammation and also an indicator of iron stores. It is related to erithrocytes, red blood cells, but not to platelets, thrombocytes. I've not seen the correlation you describe in real practice. ...Read more

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What causes low blood platelets, and what can one do to raise them?

What causes low blood platelets, and what can one do to raise them?

Depends: There are many causes of low platelets including self: auto-immune (ITP), and exogenous such as drugs reactions, chemotherapy, etc. So, how to raise them depends on how they got low. ...Read more

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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?

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, 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.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

What are causes for mildly low platelets?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170

For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What causes a low platelet count?

What causes a low platelet count?

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

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What causes low platelet blood count?

What causes low platelet blood count?

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

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What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious infection, an inflammatory condition or some types of cancer. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...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?

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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Can low platelets cause fevers of 99-100?

No: There is no relationship between your platelet count and body temperature. You could have something else going on, such as a viral illness, that hs caused suppression of your platelet production and can also cause low grade fever. But the low count itself does not cause fever. ...Read more

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

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

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Low platelets 135 (150-410) & raised MCH 34.6 (27.0-32.0) what could be cause?

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

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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout cause low platelets?

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

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Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Seek another cause: Fatty liver is extremely common, and if your platelets are low, the workup needs to continue. Liver disease will only drop the platelets (low thrombpoietin, hypersplenism) when it gets very much more advanced. ...Read more

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Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Rare: There are case reports of trazodone being linked to a decreases in platelet count, but much fewer than 1% of patients report that particular adverse reaction. ...Read more

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What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

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

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Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count?

Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count?

Unanswerable: Hi. There are so many different medications that your question is unanswerable. You failed to include this vital information. What medication are specifically asking about? ...Read more

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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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Can Motrin Medicine taken 1-2 times a week cause low blood platelets? Thanks!

Can Motrin Medicine taken 1-2 times a week cause low blood platelets? Thanks!

Unlikely: Motrin and the family of drugs called non steroidal antiinflammatory meds typically affect the function of the platelets. In other words the platelets don't help the blood clot as well when a patient is taking motrin. ...Read more

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Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male? He is using it daily for 2.5 years

Below: Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Avodart, (dutasteride) especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months ...Read more

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Mean platelet volume 5.9 which is low. Hematocrit 45.2 slightly elevated. All other test within normal range. Any cause for concern?

Mean platelet volume 5.9 which is low. Hematocrit 45.2 slightly elevated. All other test within normal range. Any cause for concern?

No: But I am concerned that you infarcted some of your spleen, especially as a young woman. Please try to find out why -- and if it was atherosclerosis, do everything you can to keep this at bay. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

I have a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

Low platelet count: A low platelet count can occur after blood poisoning from a widespread bacterial infection. It would not occur from a tooth abscess or other local infection. ...Read more

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What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

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