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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Platelets are important for blood clotting. There are many reasons people become thrombocytopenia and there are many different levels of severity, some of which need therapy and some which do not. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

A condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes, also known as ...Read more


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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

LOW PLATLET COUNT: Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood. When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000,and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed,easily bruising and purpura(petechiae) ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is it treated?

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. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me to explain what is thrombocytopenia?

Low platelets: It literally means a low number of platelets - lower than the "average, healthy" person. There are many reasons for that - sometimes if it is minor, it is of no consequence. See your doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is a prothrombin time test used?

What is thrombocytopenia and how is a prothrombin time test used?

Blood clotting: Thrombocytopenia means low level of blood plateletes. Prothrombin time is a test for extrinsic coagulation pathway that is initiated with factor vii. Vitamin k deficiency or use of Coumadin (warfarin) or liver function deficiency will prolong the prothrombin time, while several blood clotting diseases that affect intrinsic coagulation such as von willibrand or hemophila will not affect prothrombin time. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia? Is there any treatment or is this condition fatal?

Low platelets: This is an abnormality found on lab testing. It may be anything from a mild reduction in platelet numbers due to immunity, allergy to quinine in a gin and tonic, medication effect, a big spleen, or much else to a life-threatening effect of grave blood disease or chemotherapy. See if your physician can help you find the cause and stay proactive. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count. ...Read more

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What causes hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia ? what are the best diagnosis tests to determine hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia?

What's the cause?: This can be due to anything from drinking quinine bitters to having leukemia or cancer in the marrow to any of a variety of other things. It is not an illness on itself. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia? How do people get it, and is it self-curing?

Group of diseases: This is fairly common, caused by antibodies against, or antigen-antibody complexes adhering to, your sticky platelets. Mild or severe, the tendency to bruise and bleed prompts confirmatory lab testing. It can appear suddenly, often after a viral illness and often disappears on its own. Or it can stay on / be discovered as an chronic illness of variable severity, best managed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male? what is the treatment for it? what's the prognosis

What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male?  what is the treatment for it? what's the prognosis

Dont rule out binges: The official line is it is of unknown cause. But the cases Ive seen, the person periodically did something bad that lowered platelets involving too much of a drug of abuse or two little food. Ignoring this.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9395191 immune rejection drugs might help ...Read more

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Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use ?

Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use ?

TGF etc..: hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more

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Male 31 with Cyclic Thrombocytopenia, no drug or medicine or infection.What causes Cyclic thrombocytopenia ,it can get as a low as 16 and move back up?

Male 31 with Cyclic Thrombocytopenia, no drug or medicine or infection.What causes Cyclic thrombocytopenia ,it can get as a low as 16 and move back up?

You need med monitin: You may have a condition called Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). I assume, that you are under the medical supervision of a hematologist or oncologist. We need to know for how long have you known about your low/fluctuating platelet counts? There are many options of treatment for ITP. This is something your doctor can explain to you. As long as your platelet count remains>50,000, yr safe. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...Read more

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What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

NAT: Neonatal (fetus or newborn under 1 month) alloimmune (immune response to foreign antigen) thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). NAT occurs when substances from mother's body pass into the baby's system, causing destruction of platelet cells. ...Read more

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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

A serious illness: A small number of patients taking Heparin develop an antibody that activates platelets and induces consumption of platelets and bleeding disorder. See below: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2937296/. ...Read more

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What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

Many choices: Women with thrombocytopenia, or a low level of platelets in the blood, may be at risk for heavier periods. Birth control options that are known to decrease bleeding include depo-provera (an injectable contraceptive), and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. In addition, remember that polyurethane and latex condoms are safe, prevent pregnancy and STDs and don't have any side effects! ...Read more

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What is anemia and thrombocytopenia and the side effects?

Fatigue/bleeding: Anemia is low red blood cells. These cells give energy. Common symptoms when they are low are fatigue, headache, malaise. Thrombocytopenia is low platelets. This cells are important in clotting. Symptoms when platelets are low include nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. Of course the symptoms may vary depending on what causes these cells to be low. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause. ...Read more

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