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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Platelet count is also known as Platelets. 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


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I discovered that I have thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and I'm scared?

I discovered that I have thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and I'm scared?

Suggestion: Platelet number has a wide range (150 - 450,000). But I suggest you to follow your PCP for the stability of your platelet. If keep dropping or persistent low, you may want to see an hematologist for work-up. If you have easy bleeding or bruises, associated with very low platelet, you should seek medical attention immediately. But do not be scared, see your doctor first and see where you stand. ...Read more

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My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

My child is five years old and has a low platelet count.  What could be the cause and treatment?

Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow. This is just too important! ...Read more

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What causes a low platelet count?

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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What does a low platelet count be caused by?

What does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

Here's what to do: Get yourself one of these modern tests for HIV that's sensitive after the first month. You're not going to have any peace otherwise. Then live and love safetly. HIV may cause thrombocytopenia but seldom petechiae until you're very sick. Little vessels can rupture from exercising, rough-housing, or popular practices involving negative intraoral pressure. Conjunctival petechiae -- think endocarditis ...Read more

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Can a cold or stomach virus cause a low platelet count?

Can a cold or stomach virus cause a low platelet count?

Thrombocytopenia: Several different type of viruses can cause low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). If your platelet count doesn't improve after the viral infection has resolved you will need to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen ( 17 CM ) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops y normal

Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen ( 17 CM ) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops
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Abnormal blood tests: The splenic enlargement, low plateletes combined with fatique and night sweats are significant, and even with a negative PET scan and bone marrow bx may indicate serious illness. A hematologist in a university medical center should be consulted, and perhaps an infectious disease specialist as well as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male ? he is using it daily for 2.5 years

Below: Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Avodart, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...Read more