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What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?

Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?

Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is also important to know the numbers: how high is that wbc, for example. The best way to go for you is to discuss it with you doctor directly. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications ?

Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications ?

Nothing: Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL. Yours is just below normal but may be your normal. This finding in isolation is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the blood meter which measures platelet count?

Please let me know what is the blood meter which measures platelet count?

Different brands: There are many different brands of instruments that measure blood counts. Coulter was the first to introduce blood cell counters. Now it is part of beckman-coulter. ...Read more

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What's the test called for measuring, rbc, wbc, hgb, and platelets?

What's the test called for measuring, rbc, wbc, hgb, and platelets?

CBC: This test is the complete blood count, or cbc. It gives numbers and descriptive measures of the red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets. ...Read more

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With low platelets, what is a safe platelet count range for getting a tattoo?

With low platelets, what is a safe platelet count range for getting a tattoo?

Platelet count: In an adult, a normal count is about 150, 000 to 450, 000 platelets per microliter of blood.If platelet levels fall below 20, 000 per microliter, spontaneous bleeding may occur and is considered a life-threatening risk. Patients who have a bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or another cancer in the bone marrow, often experience excessive bleeding. ...Read more