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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
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Blood Platelet Count (Definition)

Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, ...Read more


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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

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 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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Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Platelets disorders: Very easy answer check with the nearest hematologist. ...Read more

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What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

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 is the definition or description of: blood platelet count?

Blood clotting cell: Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, 000 platelets per microliter. ...Read more

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My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

Not concerning: Here is a great article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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Can alcohol lower blood platelet count?

Can alcohol lower blood platelet count?

Low platlets: It can if you have liver disease from alcohol drinking. ...Read more

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Will roseola cause blood platelet count drop?

Will roseola cause blood platelet count drop?

Thanks for asking!: In roseola, the initial CBC (complete blood count) test may show thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). This is rate-limiting and will return to normal range once the disease subsides. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are red beets good for increasing blood platelet count?

Can you tell me are red beets good for increasing blood platelet count?

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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a low blood platelet count?

Many possibilities: Causes are: 1) errors in collection/ handling of blood specimen 2) drugs /medicines including some over the counter 3) immune reactions to infections- viral / bacterial or to autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, etc 4) advanced liver disease from hep c or others 5) bone marrow damage from invading cancer, marrow fibrosis, leukemia 6) disseminated clotting from various causes 7) other things. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern?

It depends: How elevated and underlying cause. If it is more than 1 million, it can cause thrombotic complications. If it is caused by a hematologic disorder, you have a higher chance of complication. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood platelet count go down, if it's been a bit high on 2 blood tests?

How can I get my blood platelet count go down, if it's been a bit high on 2 blood tests?

Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic infection or inflammation, metastatic cancer, and essential thrombocythemia, a bone marrow disorder which causes excessive production of platelets. For the correct diagnosis and treatment, you will need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap. Com

What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap. Com

Fix the problem: What is the cause? That is the question you have to answer. If you have low iron -then your will need to fix the iron ; find out why iron is low. Once iron is normal- platelet will be normalized by itself. If you have infection, then antibiotic should be given for infection, then platelet will go down by itself. No special diet you should do to fix platelet. You need to fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

Discuss w/ ur MD: Go to see your md. Your md should evaluate you to find the cause of elevated platelet. We can't tell you what to do or give any advice-from a very limited information. Elevated platelet can be due to different conditions including reactive process to infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency vs other causes -i.e. Primary bone marrow problem etc. You've got to go to see md and get checked. ...Read more

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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...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 should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

What should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

See a Hematologist: Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) may be due to multiple different problems including a rxn to medication or cancer, however it is most commonly without an identifiable cause (idiopathic or itp). Treatment is only necessary if counts get very low (putting one at risk for spontaneous bleeding) or before surgery. Treatment varies with the cause; it sometimes resolves on its own. ...Read more

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What does a blood platelet count of 294 mean; good or bad?

What does a blood platelet count of 294 mean; good or bad?

Normal: The range is 250, 000-400, 000.When you say 294, I believe it is 294, 000. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low blood platelet count?

What exactly does it mean to have a low blood platelet count?

Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Can you tell me how I could get my blood platelet count go down?

Why?: What number now?
Why is it?? high? If it is.
Any prior trauma? Surgery, spleen removal?
Need diagnosis and then treatment choices will follow. ...Read more

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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

Depends on situation: This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue. It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about. I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems. I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that I shipped off to major medical centers for treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering with low blood platelet count. Now it is 15000 our of the minimum of 150000. Let me know the reasons and remedies to improve it?

Need work up: Your platelt count is severely low you need to see a hematologist and need work up and perhaps starting treatment. The treatment will depend on cause for low platelets and may be simple or complex. ...Read more

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I have a 542 blood platelet count, I need to have a normal count for my medical to work onboard a ship? What should I do? Thank you for your answers!

I have a 542 blood platelet count, I need to have a normal count for my medical to work onboard a ship? What should I do? Thank you for your answers!

Find the cause: Some folks simply run high. Or you may be marginally iron deficient without anemia. You may need a letter from a hematologist saying that this poses no danger; it's the low platelet count that creates a dangerous work situation. ...Read more

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What could cause a 2.Yr old boy to have a low blood platelet count?

Many causes: The most common will be infectious or autoimmune. Other less common causes including bone marrow diseases. If very low counts, safer to ask your pediatrician for referral to a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more