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Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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What could be the reason for splenomegaly and low platelet count?

What could be the reason for splenomegaly and low platelet count?

To correct the issue: Low platelet counts usually occur because platelets are destroyed in the spleen at a faster rate than new platelets can be produced. If conservative therapy fails, removal of the spleen can prevent low platelet counts. ...Read more

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Low platelets 112000. All tests done, found normal except vit d which is 23.8. What is tobe done? Please advise reason.

Low platelets 112000. All tests done, found normal except vit d which is 23.8. What is tobe done? Please advise reason.

Decrease stress: Crohn's disease, low vit d and low platelets are related. Auto-immune disorders are helped l by lowering stress which decreases free cadmium. Taking vit d 3 up to 10, 000 units a day, vit k2 100 mcg a day and avoiding dairy, wheat, sugar, processed oils, and consuming organic plant food using anti-inflammatory grains like quinoa to keep blood sugar stable through the day helps. ...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?

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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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 you fly with low platelets 5k?

Type?: That's a pretty low platelet count, you would want to check with your doctor prior to flying, one risk would be the lack of ready availability of medical care. Another would be possible effects of turbulence causing some trauma. Usually flying is pretty safe though compared to the alternatives. Short haul safer than long haul. Best to get platelet count higher first. See: http://goo.Gl/mco9s. ...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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Does having low platelets make you tired?

Thrombocytopenia: No. Low platelets do not cause fatigue but this could be associated with anemia or other blood related issues that could. You should seek medical advice from your internist. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches are a result of low platelets?

Depends! .See below: Low platelets by itself does not usually cause headaches. Headaches could be part of a rare condition with low platelets called ttp that is a medical emergency. Headaches could also occur it platelets are very low and if there is bleeding in the brain, again a medical emergency. Headaches may occur as part of an illness that could also cause low platelets. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause ...Read more

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Please explain meaning of low platelets. What exactly is happening with platelet production when low?

Thrombocytopenia: or "low platelets" has many different causes. Discovering the cause can be a tricky proposition and requires interpreration of other blood tests. If platelet production is low, this can signify a problem with your bone marrow or decreased secondary to a medication or vitamin deficiency. Alternatively, low platelets may be secondary to destruction and or laboratory error. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 5 month old who was hospitalized for low platelets. What could be causing this?

Many issues: Decreased platelet counts reflect one of two possibilities.They are either not being made in sufficient quantities or they are being broken down/used to excess.Bone marrow invasion by abnormal cells can cut production, auto-antibodies triggered by infection or increased destruction during blood poisoning also occurs.Many tests will sort out a cause. ...Read more

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What does low platelets mean?

What does low platelets mean?

Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube. Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple. Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

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If you get low platelets, how do you feel?

Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can range from mild to life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it ok to work out with low platelets 5k?

Is it ok to work out with low platelets 5k?

Probably not: With platelet count less that 20k, you are at real risk of bleeding with minimal trauma, so this is probably not a good time to be in the gym. Assuming you are getting treatment, you should wait until the count comes up, but it is vital that you talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

Bleeding: Low platelet counts, especially if below 10 k may be associated with bleeding in the skin, mucus membrane as well as internal organs. The cause of low platelet count also determines the pathology associated with low counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more