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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Overview)

Deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow blood clotting after injury


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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Platelets are important for blood clotting. There are many reasons people become thrombocytopenia and there are many different levels of severity, some of which need therapy and some which do not. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
1,058 Doctors shared insights

Thrombocytopenia (Overview)

Deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow blood clotting after injury


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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause. ...Read more

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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is a prothrombin time test used?

What is thrombocytopenia and how is a prothrombin time test used?

Blood clotting: Thrombocytopenia means low level of blood plateletes. Prothrombin time is a test for extrinsic coagulation pathway that is initiated with factor vii. Vitamin k deficiency or use of Coumadin (warfarin) or liver function deficiency will prolong the prothrombin time, while several blood clotting diseases that affect intrinsic coagulation such as von willibrand or hemophila will not affect prothrombin time. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count. ...Read more

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I have thrombocytopenia with a platelette count of 40, 000. Hematologist says not worth treating. Can I take generic midrin for my frequent headaches?

I have thrombocytopenia with a platelette count of 40, 000. Hematologist says not worth treating. Can I take generic midrin for my frequent headaches?

Yes: With low platlets you should not be taking anything with Aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Midrin does not have Aspirin initial. I would recommend that you should always check with your hematologist before starting any new medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc. Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved. Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for thrombocytopenia?

Are there effective treatments for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: If the cause is reversible (like a secondary immune reaction due to a medication) then stopping the med should help reverse th process. If the problem is autoimmune, other strategies such as plasmapheresis/immunisuppression might make asignificant impact. These decisions are best managed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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How can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

Depends: There are many causes of thrombocytopenia, some of which are preventable. Causes include (but not limited to) infection, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, toxins, blood or clotting disorders, cancer, liver disease, and genetic diseases. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Platelets are important for blood clotting. There are many reasons people become thrombocytopenia and there are many different levels of severity, some of which need therapy and some which do not. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

LOW PLATLET COUNT: Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood.
When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia
Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000, and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed, easily bruising and purpura (petechiae) ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia cureable?

Yes, it can be: But it depends on its cause. So you need a good hematologist to help you diagnose the cause and suggest treatment. It might be a condition called itp. Seek hematology consultation. ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia hereditary?

Can be in some cases: Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) has many possible causes, but most are not inherited. Inherited types include wiskott-aldrich syndrome and the rare giant platelet disorders. ...Read more

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Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: In children is uncommon, but definitely possible due to a myriad of conditions. ...Read more

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Can you die from thrombocytopenia?

It can cause Bleedin: Severe thrombocytopenia can cause hemorrhage which can at times be fatal. But the platelet count has drop below 10, 000 before there is such a risk. ...Read more

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How long does thrombocytopenia last?

How long does thrombocytopenia last?

Depends: Thrombocytopenia means low platelet count. It is an abnormal lab- like a symptom, not a disease. There are many reasons for it and "how long it lasts" depends on the cause. It can be from toxic exposure (examples= radiation, alcohol, or drugs), an immune problem ("ITP"), from infections or from bone marrow dysfunction. It can be from Leukemia or from treatment of Leukemia. NEED MORE INFORMATION. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia, how long does it last?

Thrombocytopenia, how long does it last?

It depends on cause: You need to know the cause. One common cause is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or itp. This is a chronic condition which can last from a few months to several years. Other causes can be short lived and platelets recover. You should be sure to find out the cause. Or seek a second opinion to learn more about your problem from another specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause. ...Read more

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What is the defintion of thrombocytopenia?

Platelet count of: Less than 150, 000/cubic mm. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is it treated?

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. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me to explain what is thrombocytopenia?

Low platelets: It literally means a low number of platelets - lower than the "average, healthy" person. There are many reasons for that - sometimes if it is minor, it is of no consequence. See your doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thrombocytopenia? Is there a cure?

Thrombocytopenia: platelet count is the balance between production (by the Bone Marrow) and consumption. Depending on the cause of Thrombocytopenia you can determine if it is curable or not. If the cause is reversible, YES it is curable. Causes such as low B12/Folate, or some types of hypothyroidism are reversible and correcting these causes may lead to cure. ...Read more