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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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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


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What causes low granulocytes count and percentage?

What causes low granulocytes  count and percentage?

See below: There is a long list of causes and you will find it in the link given below. The causes include inherited disorders, infections, leukemias, bone marrow failure, alcohol, drugs esp chemotherpay, auto-immune disorders etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neutropenia/my00110. ...Read more

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What causes chronic low platlet count?

What causes chronic low platlet count?

DDx: There are many potential causes of low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). In general platelet production can be low from various bone marrow disorders including cancer and other problems. If the bone marrow is producing platelets they can be destroyed in the body such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) or sequestered in the spleen if the spleen is enlarged (eg alcohol related splenomegaly). ...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 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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What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

No one thing: No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed. However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead to iron deficiency. Too many platelets is a common finding in iron deficiency anemia, and so it could be indirectly related to the hypothyroidism. However, too many platelets can have other causes as well, so it's best to ask your own doc about this. ...Read more

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White blood cell count low causes what problems?

White blood cell count low causes what problems?

Low white cell count: White blood cells are the body's warriors against infection. When their number runs low, you become more susceptible to infections that could easily become more severe than usual. ...Read more

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What could cause low neutrophil cell count?

What could cause low neutrophil cell count?

Lots of things: A low WBC can be from neutritional deficiency, autoimmune diseases, hormone disorders, bone marrow failure states (aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome) and leukemias. It can also be seen in someone who otherwise seems healthy, and may even have a normal bone marrow on biopsy (benign neutropenia). Viral infections can cause low WBC counts too. ...Read more

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What does low WBC count, high lymphocyte count and low neutrophil count indicate?

What does low WBC count, high lymphocyte count and low neutrophil count indicate?

Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more info on your health and lab tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...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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What causes low blood count?

What causes low blood count?

Anemia: Is another term for low blood counts. There are multiple causes including but not at all limited to blood loss (menstrual periods, bleeding from the GI tract), nutritional deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) b 12), chronic illnesses, medications, and bone marrow problems. Your dr. Should be able to help you figure out what is causing your low blood counts and if it's serious or not. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count?

What causes a high platelet count?

High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function. The cause should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is a low neutrophil and high platelet count indicate?

Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW count 15.9, high WBC count 11.3, high neutrophil count 73.0, low lymphocyte count 20.3 mean or possibly indicate?

What does a high RDW count 15.9, high WBC count 11.3, high neutrophil count 73.0, low lymphocyte count 20.3 mean or possibly indicate?

Nothing by itself: I've had my RDW that high just from frequent blood donations. Your absolute neutrophil count is probably high -- did you have a recent infection? A recent cold shower? As a lab specialist, i'm always reminding folks that the numbers by themselves mean nothing except in the context of the history and physical exam. If you feel well and the white cells aren't described as abnormal, don't worry. ...Read more

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What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

See your doctor: It depends on how high the lymphs are and the total wbc. There could be a number of causes of this count, some serious and some not so serious. It could be anything from a viral infection to a form of leukemia. Your doctor should review the count with you. ...Read more

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What does a high platelet count and high calcium count indicate?

What does a high platelet count and high calcium count indicate?

Blood problem: High platelets come from infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency, tumors, and various blood diseases. If there is an electrolyte problem from platelets it usually is high potassium as platelets have hight potassium content. High platelets won't cause high calcium directly. High calcium can be from excess vitamin d, hormone problems or tumors. ...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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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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What are low white blood cell count reasons?

What are low white blood cell count reasons?

There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacterial infections can lead to depletion of wbcs. Viruses can also destroy wbcs temporarily. Certain medicines and drugs can cause low white blood counts and auto-immune diseases (where the body's immune system attacks itself) are another cause. ...Read more