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Blood Platelet Count And Measles
Otherwise healthy 9y/o blood platelet count is 41,000. Drew blood again, waiting on results. If still low, what tests will dr order next?
ITP / TTP WORKUP: Test that evaluate the immune system and Splenetic function. Probably refer you to a pediatric hematologist ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up. If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrombocytes: Platelets, or thrombocytes are small, irregularly shaped clear cell fragments which are derived from fragmentation of precursor megakaryocytes. The average lifespan of a platelet is normally just 5 to 9 days. They circulate in the blood and are involved in hemostasis, leading to the formation of blood clots. Platelet count is the number of platelets in blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's silly: People make this sort of thing up as entertainment and put it online to sound learned and attract people who aren't discerning. I know the website where you read this and they simply fabricate their 'scare' and 'healthy eating' stuff. If you have low platelets, it can be very serious. A competent physician should be caring for you if you're thrombocytopenic. ...Read more
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