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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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...Read more


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How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

Depends on age & sex: Normal hemoglobin values change throughout the entire first year, so the age of the baby is important. Please check out this site, has an accurate table for values based on age. http://www.fpnotebook.com/mobile/hemeonc/lab/hmglbn.htm. ...Read more

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What causes low blood count for a 2 yearold?

What causes low blood count for a 2 yearold?

Anemia?: If by "low blood count" you mean anemia, the most common cause is iron deficiency anemia caused by inadequate iron intake in toddler's diet (too much milk and not enough red meat and green leafy vegetables). There are many other causes of anemia, though. ...Read more

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What would a low blood count indicate?

What would a low blood count indicate?

Anemia: Anemia can cause fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and if severe enough organ damage. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count in a blood test?

What causes a high platelet  count in a blood test?

Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood disorder (myeloproliferative neoplasia). Platelets also can be elevated in response to serious illnesses. The cause should be investigated, found and if possible treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read more

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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood 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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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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Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

This is a low Hgb...: Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including ( but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

Many causes: Chronic blood loss in menstrual blood, abnormal bleeding in intestine, nutritional, deficiencies, especially iron; lead poisoning, thalassemia, leukemia, hemolytic anemia etc. If you have low red blood count it should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a low neutrophil and high platelet count indicate?

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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Why see a hemotologist for a low blood count in men?

Why see a hemotologist for a low blood count in men?

Answer differs,: Depending on which count you are talking about, but the common feature in all cases is that the count should not be outside a normal range. There is not adequate space here to discuss all the possibilities. If you can be more specific about the abnormality we can be more helpful with our responses. You should seek an explanation for your count abnormalities with your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a cause for a low WBC and a high RDW?

What is a cause for a low WBC and a high RDW?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual values. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a low blood iron with a normal blood count?

Is it possible to have a low blood iron with a normal blood count?

Probably not: If a cbc, complete blood count, is completely normal then iron levels are probably normal as well. A low iron level could initially be noted as a low MCV (which means the red cells are small). This could occur before the hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease. If the test you took was just a hemoglobin or hematocrit, see your doctor to get a cbc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more