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Drs. I have low platelet count for years. And ranges 90-150. recent report 120. can I take omega 3s supplement.?

Drs. I have low platelet count for years. And ranges 90-150. recent report 120. can I take omega 3s supplement.?

You may, but why?: It is generally not a good idea to take medication that may not be needed. There is no conclusive proof that fish oil will improve health, except for high blood levels of triglycerides. Eat a balanced diet and you do not need supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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How can I increase platelet count on my own? Any foods, or supplements, or vitamins?

How can I increase platelet count on my own? Any foods, or supplements, or vitamins?

Folic acid: Is probably the most likely nutrient missing in your diet. Others are common in multivitamins, so if you're taking one of those you should improve. Vitamin B12 would be a close second in this regard. As for foods, eat food high in these substances, like lentils! ...Read more

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My six month baby had a platelet count 450thou/ul, we repeated CBC after a month and got the answer 485thou/ul, didn't have cold, should we worry?

My six month baby had a platelet count 450thou/ul, we repeated CBC after a month and got the answer 485thou/ul, didn't have cold, should we worry?

High platelet count: No concern. This much increase could be reactive and there are several sub clinical infections (viral or otherwise) which can contribute. ...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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I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

Depends: Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count. ...Read more

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My platelet count is 631 mpv is 6 3 I don t have the jak2 mutation should I be worried?

My platelet count is 631 mpv is 6 3 I don t have the jak2 mutation should I be worried?

MPN: Likely you have a myeloproliferative neoplasme. Sounds like you have already been seen by a hematologist. If not, you should see one- to determine which condition under myeloproliferative neoplasm group that you have and for further management. Jak2 mutation is majority found in polycythemia vera, 50% in essential thrombocythemia and 40% in myelofibrosis. D/w hematologist in detail. ...Read more

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What does a high platelet count mean?

What does a high platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

? thousand?: Platelet counts are usually given as hundreds of thousands per ml of blood. As a means of shorthand communication, they may be stated without the zeros, so "652" likely means 652, 000. This is somewhat high, and might merit investigation but your doctor will know best the circumstances in which this may fit. If it is really only 652, that is dangerously low, and you need to be in a hospital asap. ...Read more

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What number is a dangerous platelet count?

What number is a dangerous platelet count?

Low: Counts between 100-150 (thousand) are usually w/o symptoms. As the count drops towards 50 more bruising and mucosal bleeding are seen. As the number drops below 50 towards 20 the incidence of spontaneous bleeding in the brain increases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera.
Let your doctor find out. ...Read more

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What are some ways to improve platelet count?

Need more info: Treatment depends on the cause of low platelet count. Most of these are serious issues and not suitable for do it yourself treatment, It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a chronically high platelet count dangerous?

Is a chronically high platelet count dangerous?

Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Platelet count of 39 means, what should I do?

Platelet count of 39 means, what should I do?

This is low: Enough you should be evaluated by a blood specialist for possible diagnoses and proposed treatment. ...Read more

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Will platelet donation lower your platelet count?

Minimally: It will minimally lower your count given the amount of platelets being in your blood stream compared to the amount take out of it. Chances are you it will not even reflect on your blood count test. ...Read more

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What will happen f your platelet count reaches 41?

See below: You could have easy bruising, nosebleeds. Some people bleed more than others with that platelet count though. Usually we do not give platelets unless the platelet count is less than 10, 000-20, 000, unless of course there is bleeding then we give platelets. I'm sure u have but if u haven't please check in with ur doc! ...Read more

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Should there be concern with a platelet count of 535?

Follow it: I am going to assume that you are not iron deficient, even without being anemic. In the absence of any other indicator of ill-health, the worst thing that this could be is very early essential thrombocythemia. Today this is a usually minor nuisance and seldom detracts from the quality or length of life. You may eventually get a genetic test to be sure, but even so, it may be best left alone 4 now. ...Read more

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When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

Less than 20, 000: There is actually no magic number but most hematologists would worry about a platelet count less than 20, 000 especially if associated with signs of bleeding. Platelet counts lower than this have the highest risk for internal bleeding that could be life-threatening. The chronicity of the condition causing the low platelet count and the associated symptoms help the doctor decide on how to manage it. ...Read more

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I have a platelet count of 405. What does that mean?

Normal: 405 means 405, 000 platelets per microliter. A normal platelet count is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Platelets are tiny cells that make the blood clot. Platelets are made in the bone marrow. An isolated lab test is always difficult to evaluate. ...Read more

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What are foods that naturally lower your platelet count?

No food: The food dose not lower platelet, usually happen after infection, like mononucleosis, rubella, or medication, or isoimmune disorder like lupus. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: platelet count?

What is the definition or description of: platelet count?

A platelet count: Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it gets near 1 million. ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of approx. 65, 000 unsafe for a delivery?

Depends on other: Factors. A count of 65k should be sufficient to avoid bleeding, however, it depends on issues such as coagulation factors, vascular fragility and platelet function. You doctor can order additional tests, if warranted, to asses the capacity of the blood coagulation system. ...Read more

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I have had a high platelet count the past two months. What are causes of this?

Primary or reactive: This elevation could be primary or autonomous hematologic disease i.e., part of myeloproliferative disorder, or reactive secondary to inflammation, infection ...Read more

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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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Low haemoglobin with high platelet count?

How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context. ...Read more

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Do ALL patients have high platelet count or low??

Why do you ask?: The vast majority of people have each particular lab value in range. A few percent of healthies fall outside at either end. Values far outside are the most suggestive of disease. ...Read more

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I am platelet count of 75000. Do I need any exercise restrictions?

Apparently not but,,: Your platelet count, although below normal, is not technically considered thrombocytopenia. This is considered to be where the count is below 50000. Between 30 and 50k there may be bruising with trauma and below this, spontaneous bruising, but there may be no symptoms. Having said this it would be smart to try not to do too much contact exercise and try not to be too intense. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had a platelet count which was around 200. Is that thrombocytosis?

Low platelet count: You should see an hematologist for an appropriate diagnosis and your concerns can be addressed. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a platelet count of 451and a monocyte level of. 7?

Likely not: Don't worry about the numbers.
By the way, do you have any symptoms? How is your period? Heavy? What is your hemoglobin? Your platelet is slightly elevated- which can happen if you are sick, catching a cold/viral infection, or if you have bleeding/ heavy period/ if your iron is low etc. Just f/u with your doctor and repeat the blood again in the next few months ...Read more

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Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Platelet: Usually viral infection-like hiv- is associated with low platelet level. High platelet level can be caused by many different things including bleeding, iron deficiency, certain inflammation, primary bone marrow problem- like myeloproliferative neoplasme, malignancy etc. So, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked further. ...Read more

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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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What causes a high blood platelet count?

What causes a high blood platelet count?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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Can having low platelet count make you tired?

Not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussions. You may need more testing. ...Read more

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up.
If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read more

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What could cause high platelet count in blood?

What could cause high platelet count in blood?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. ...Read more

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Does water hydration increases platelet count?

Thanks for asking!: No. Overhydration may decrease platelet count secondary to increased platelet destruction and dilutional effect. ...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

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more