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Signs And Symptoms Of Low Platelets
Symptoms: Hi SOh, Signs of anemia may depend on what type of anemia. Blood loss, B12, folic acid deficiency. Usually are tired, may have numbness in extremities. Again it depends on type of anemia. Low blood sugar less than 60 mg/dl symptoms maybe dizziness, sweating, loss of mental focus. Warnings signs are telling you something is not right. Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more
Depends on cause: If iron deficient, you may be craving or eating ice. Overall symptoms can be fatigue, shortness of breath. If it is iron deficiency, then there may be some bleeding. Very difficult to answer but common symptoms generally are fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Mainly fever: In addition to other symptoms as fatigue, rash, diarrhea, cough, all due to repeated respiratory and gut infections. Blood stream infection and urinary tract infections would be possible too, that said, the condition is relative, low T cells can be transient, primary or secondary, mild or severe, though the question looks simple, the answer is complex,and patients with T cell need to be monitored ...Read more
Typical Symptoms: ... Of leukemia are easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath with exertion, or infections. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Lymphomas typically cause enlarged lymph nodes, though other tissues may be involved. ...Read more
Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Phenobarbital: You would not be measuring Phenobarbital levels unless taking it for a specific condition, like seizure disorder. Your doctor titrates your dose by these levels and by side effects. Your first indicator that your level is "low" might be having a seizure -- so it's best to take your medication consistently and to check levels when your doctor feels it's time to do it. ...Read more
Sickle Cell Crises: Sickle cell disease can lead to very painful "crises" with severe pain in the bones and joints, in the chest, and in the head. This is caused by changes in the red blood cells, that cause round flexible red cells into stiff, "sickled" cells that cause blockages and blood blood clots. The pain is comes from lack of oxygen to the tissues - like having a heart attack, but in the bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, .......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions. See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more
Anti ds DNA ranging 24-34, low platelets 133k, low c3, normal C4 but no physical symptoms. Dr says not lupus, but what would cause it?
Low platelets, high SEG, low lymphocytes, normal WBC. Feel unwell. History of Lyme. Recent new tick bite. Reinfection? Symptoms similar to before.
Lyme disease: You do not say what your prior symptoms were or whether or not the diagnosis was ever confirmed. If you have had a typical rash, have symptoms of cardiac, neurological or arthritic nature you should be seen by a doctor familiar with this disease and evaluated before being treated. ...Read more
Ad the symptoms for over 5 years, my fathers say its serious, hypermobile joints,GP says anxiety, but all FBC, LFT U/E are poor. Low platelets an RBC?
Cannot diagnose you: I'm a lab specialist. The first principle is that routine labs mean nothing in the absence of a history and physical. If your joints are more extensible than other folks, but serious disease (Ehlers Danlos IV) is not yet obvious, then it is just you and you can stop worrying. Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Best Rx for these worries is hard exercise. ...Read more
Should i worry about repeat abnormal blood tests if no phys symptoms? Anti-dsdna 24-34, low c3, low platelets 133k. Rheum says not sle & not worry.
Husband, 60, no symptoms but + ana,45 anti-dna ds, low platelets. very Slightly elevated calcium & sodium. Takes lisinopril,undx sleepapnea, tired.
Can my constant flu symptoms-body aches and fatigue- for past 5 mos. mean cancer? Had many negative blood tests, only shows occasional low platelets.
Not likely: Not likely, however, fevers, weight loss and your symptoms as described in your question, make me want to do some addiitional testing-- for viral disease, as mononucleosis, immune deficiency, Lyme disease. If your primary doctor is not comfortable with your exam and history, may be reasonable to see an infectious disease doctor. Feel better. ...Read more
Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?
You need a good Doct: You need a complete History and physical examination done by an internist(have you consulted one yet?). Send us the actual reports of any abnormal blood tests, like platelets which you are concerned about. If your appetite and weight are normal, you are likely to have no serious disease. Sometimes you have to just ignore minor aches & pains and do daily exercise. That in my book is the best medici ...Read more
My 6 week olds symptoms are, low platelets, low rbc, enlarged liver and spleen. Bone marrow & liver biopsy, throne infections, all negative. Any idea?
4 years b4 WBC count was low(2800),low platelets(88000),body bruises,often flu like symptoms,stomach pain,etc,bean type pimple...which disease..guess?
Reveal the secret?: I thought patients do not test their doctor's knowledge. Low counts can be caused by many different reasons: lab errors, MDS , Viral illnesses and many other less common conditions. You can save me time by giving us what it was! ...Read more
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
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
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
Platets are found: 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 to lay down clot. ...Read more
Low platelets past few years. As low as 80,000, but mainly hovers between 100-130. When would it need to be looked further into?
Now: Not urgently, but I would recommend seeing a specialist for any of my patients. We Immunologists think of drug reactions, issues related to enlargement of the spleen or maybe the production of antibodies (autoimmune) against platelets. Potential causes are many and it worth a work-up ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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