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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Low Blood Platelets

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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable.

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I was diagnosed with sinusitis. Blood results; platelets are a bit low. My symptoms are fever aches pains clear diherrea nausea. Was my diagnosis true?

I was diagnosed with sinusitis. Blood results; platelets are a bit low. My symptoms are fever aches pains clear diherrea nausea. Was my diagnosis true?

I do not know: Sinusitis diagnosis is made on clinical exam most often, and can be supplemented with a CT scan as well. Certainly diarrhea and nausea are not often associated with diarrhea, but that does not mean you did not have a sinus infection on top of those symptoms as well.

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I had a blood test done a while ago and I had a normal platelet count but a low mpv (6.3) and the only symptom I have is foamy urine. What could this?

I had a blood test done a while ago and I had a normal platelet count but a low mpv (6.3) and the only symptom I have is foamy urine. What could this?

Test results: I doubt there is a connection between low platelet volume and your foamy urine. Did they check your urine itself? Or check your kidney function? Do you feel well? Any test can give falsely abnormal results, or results that are not in the normal range, but it doesn't really matter as long as you feel well. If you are well, don't worry. If worried, as to repeat the test, check the urine and kidneys.

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Husband has bleeding and scabbing shins, suspect low blood platelets? Could this cause bipolar symptoms?

Husband has bleeding and scabbing shins, suspect low blood platelets? Could this cause bipolar symptoms?

No connection: It is possible that in addition to whatever blood or skin disease he has he may also have emotional problems, but there is not a causation relationship. Also, who suspects low platelets? It's not a good idea for him or you to Dx. Training is needed to do this. He should have a good exam and use the results to decide treatment. I hope he gets these under control so you can enjoy life.

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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.

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.

Follow up needed!: Good morning, the test results suggests some immune reaction or immune hyperactivity, but not enough to worry about. These may return to normal or get higher in numbers. Follow up by your doctor is suggested.

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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.

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.

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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?

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

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10 day old no symptoms blood report shows polychromasia & anisocytosis hb 13.9 hematocrit 41.6 neutrophil low lymphocytes+monocytes high platelet 397?

10 day old no symptoms blood report shows polychromasia & anisocytosis hb 13.9 hematocrit 41.6 neutrophil low lymphocytes+monocytes high platelet 397?

Unclear question: What is 10 day old? Are you talking about the person whose blood counts you have sent or something else. Please clarify.

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What do low blood platelets mean?

What do low blood platelets mean?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can mean an increase risk of bleeding. Bleeding can even happen without good cause. The lower the platelet count, the higher the risk for bleeding. The bleeding can be nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. The most concerning bleeding would be bleeding inside the skull. This is unusual, but would likely cause a headache and nausea.

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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.

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Could you tell me what happens when your blood platelets get low?

Bleeding risk: Platelet help to stop bleeding if you bleed. So if your platelet level is low- you will be at risk to bleed. The lower your platelet level the higher your bleeding risk. Spontaneous bleeding can happen when your platelet count is below 10 k-and bleeding can happen anywhere. It can manifest as skin bleeding (bruising, petchiae (red tiny dos on skin), hematoma; nose bleed, gum bleeding, etc.

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What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

Depends on cause: Platelets help form clots. Low platelets are caused by lack of production or destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus, or be as serious as leukemia.

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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.

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What work best to treat low blood platelet, and what is the good diet for it?

What work best to treat low blood platelet, and what is the good diet for it?

Platelet: No particular diet you can take to improve platelet. Treatment of low platelet will depend on the cause. There are many things can lower/cause low platelet levels- such as autoimmune disorder, decrease production, increase destruction or consumption, drug induced, bone marrow failure/insuficiency, etc. Treatment is based on the cause. Go to see a hematologist for further work-up and treatment.

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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

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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.

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What is the definition or description of: blood platelets low?

A platelet count: Less than 140 thousand, although rarely any clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand.

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What could having a low platelet level in the blood problem mean?

Low Platelet count: Thrombocytopenia can result from enlarged spleen, bone marrow disease, heavy alcohol consumption, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, bacteremia, pregnancy (mild), purpuras, or medications such as heparin, sulfa, quinine, anticonvulsants, interferon, & gold salts.

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What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

How low?: Small deviations from the reference range in your total white count and platelet count usually mean nothing. Especially, the WBC varies chaotically from day to day. Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks will be below it. If you're way-low, your physician knows what to do -- it may be as simple as repeating the labs while you're off medications, or more elaborate.

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Have low blood platelets been found to be linked to leukemia/more suseptable to leukemia?

Have low blood platelets been found to be linked to leukemia/more suseptable to leukemia?

This is moot: If your platelets consistently run below 100, 000, get checked to see whether you have hypersplenism, antibodies on your platelets, or some other cause. Some folks just run them low and it's not a concern. Life's too short to try to guess whether you have increased odds for this-or-that. You're doing a huge favor to yourself by not smoking. Low blood pressure is probably a mythical Dx. Relax.