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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I’ve been given blood results saying abnormally low platelet count and I am anemic (have been for the past 7 months). I don’t present with any typical symptoms of low platelet levels like excessive bleeding or bruising. Why is this and what does this mean?

I’ve been given blood results saying abnormally low platelet count and I am anemic (have been for the past 7 months). I don’t present with any typical symptoms of low platelet levels like excessive bleeding or bruising. Why is this and what does this mean?

Get worked up: Anemia must be worked up. If you are iron deficient, why? Heavy monthly loss, ill-advised vegetarianism, stomach ulcer or cancer? There are other causes beside iron deficiency. Let w platelets only become symptomatic at very low levels but below 100, 000 is a red flag. Demand a competent and timely workup ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Got routine blood work and platelets came back low 131 and they were low in October 116, im getting a lil concerned?

Got routine blood work and platelets came back low 131 and they were low in October 116, im getting a lil concerned?

Low platelet count: This is sometimes referred to as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. if you are not having any problems with easy bruising or bleeding then you can just watch this with your PCP. If you are having symptoms then you need to see a hematologist for treatment. This can be treated with medications or sometimes by surgery by removing the spleen. At any rate is usually reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Can trazodone cause low blood platelets?

Rare: There are case reports of trazodone being linked to a decreases in platelet count, but much fewer than 1% of patients report that particular adverse reaction. ...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

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Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Platelets disorders: Very easy answer check with the nearest hematologist. ...Read more

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

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

Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more

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My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

Not concerning: Here is a great article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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Can Motrin Medicine taken 1-2 times a week cause low blood platelets? Thanks!

Can Motrin Medicine taken 1-2 times a week cause low blood platelets? Thanks!

Unlikely: Motrin and the family of drugs called non steroidal antiinflammatory meds typically affect the function of the platelets. In other words the platelets don't help the blood clot as well when a patient is taking motrin. ...Read more

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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

Depends on situation: This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue. It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about. I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems. I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that I shipped off to major medical centers for treatment. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My blood platelets were low (125k) and I increased it (131k) but now my mpv is high, what can I do?

Relax: Your platelets were and are lowish but not dangerously so. MVP is not a health component to be treated, and it fluctuates just as your platelet. Count itself does. Your physician will decide whether to follow your platelets, do more labs or Rx. ...Read more