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What causes a decreased platelet count?

What causes a decreased platelet count?

Several categories: 1. A false count due to platelet clumping
2. Destruction of platelets
3. Your body not making enough platelets

#1 can be ruled out by having someone look at your blood smear. #2 can be caused by your immune system, medications, or an enlarged spleen. #3 can be from a problem with your bone marrow (leukemia, lymphoma, fibrosis), a nutritional deficiency, drug, or toxin. Lots of causes! See a doc ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

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32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause platelet count to go up and down?

What would cause platelet count to go up and down?

Platelets: Platelets are not static. They go up and down day to day and hour to hour. Please re-ask with more specifics or some form of context to the question. ...Read more

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What commonly can cause your platelet count to be elevated?

What commonly can cause your platelet count to be elevated?

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, you will need to see a hematologist. ...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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Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Platelet: Usually viral infection-like hiv- is associated with low platelet level. High platelet level can be caused by many different things including bleeding, iron deficiency, certain inflammation, primary bone marrow problem- like myeloproliferative neoplasme, malignancy etc. So, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked further. ...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 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 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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Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count?

Can anxiety medicine cause low platelet count?

Unanswerable: Hi. There are so many different medications that your question is unanswerable. You failed to include this vital information. What medication are specifically asking about? ...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 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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What causes a change in a platelet count when pregnant?

Increased red cells: The amount of red blood cells in the pregnant woman's blood increases, so she can better supply oxygen to the growing fetus. When the red cell "mass" increases, more plasma is added also. However, the platelets fail to keep up, and are relatively less. ...Read more

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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 would cause an INR of 1 and an mpv of 7 with a normal platelet count?

What would cause an INR of 1 and an mpv of 7 with a normal platelet count?

?: Inr of 1 is normal and means your blood clots normally. A normal platelet count is normal (sorry for the redundancy). I've never heard of mpv - did you mean mvp (mitral valve prolapse?). ...Read more

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My last blood work show platelet count was 404. Slightly elevated. What causes this?

My last blood work show platelet count was 404. Slightly elevated. What causes this?

Not serious: Mild elevations of platelet counts are commonly found. So it is not anything to worry about as long as the count is ...Read more

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Can you tell me in bernard soulier disease and dic, why is the platelet count decreased?

Thrombocytopenia: DIC-disseminated intravascular coagulation is thought to destroy platelets as they are trapped or damaged by fibrin strands within the vessels. BSS is associated with an intrinsic glycoprotein defect in the platelets themselves that results in decreased survival and poor function. ...Read more

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Can the drug Dutasteride cause low platelet count in 58 years old male? He is using it daily for 2.5 years

Below: Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Avodart, (dutasteride) especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months ...Read more

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My 16 year old son has platelet count 255 and mean platelet volume 11.0 with a comment large platelets present. What could be the cause of that?

Not significant.: Mpv is mean platelet volume. Younger platelets tend to be larger than older ones, so sometimes it means increased platelet turnover, but unless the platelet count is low, a high mpv has no meaning. Some people just make larger platelets. ...Read more

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High WBC for over 3 years plus newly found high platelet count what causes this?

Need some more: Information here. With both being "high" would think of a myeloprolifierative disorder like chronic myeloid leukemia or essential thrombocythemia. On the other hand if the counts are just a bit high could be as simple as heavy smoking. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera.
Let your doctor find out. ...Read more

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I have had a high platelet count the past two months. What are causes of this?

Primary or reactive: This elevation could be primary or autonomous hematologic disease i.e., part of myeloproliferative disorder, or reactive secondary to inflammation, infection ...Read more

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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 does a low platelet count be caused by?

See below: Low platelet count, thrombocytopenia, may be due to low production, as in bone marrow failure, excessive alcohol intake; increased destruction as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or drug related platelet destruction. Enlarge spleen form any cause may lower platelet count. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated platelet count in a 13-month old?

Possibly dehydration: Children can have an increased platelet count when they are dehydrated. It usually returns to normal when they drink enough to respolve the dehydration. If it is still elevated, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What would cause my 14 month old to have a high platelet count?

What would cause my 14 month old to have a high platelet count?

Inflammation...: There are many causes of higher than normal platelet count. Platelets are an "acute phase reactant", which simply means they go up in number whenever there is inflammation (like an infection [any type]). Iron deficiency can also cause this, but usually person is anemic. Whether or not it needs to get rechecked depends on how elevated the platelet count is. ...Read more

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Risks of using ureteral stents when suffering from hypocoagulability (specifically, decreased platelet count)?

Risks of using ureteral stents when suffering from hypocoagulability (specifically, decreased platelet count)?

Depends on Approach: This would be a contraindication to placing the stents through the skin, kidney, and into the urinary tract - "percutaneous nephroureteral stents" - which is the method used by interventional radiologists. Depending on how low your platelets are, it may also make placing them through the bladder more risky, but your urologist will be the best person to decide. ...Read more

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Bloodwork indicates a mean platelet count of 6.8 (should be 7.4-11). Should I be concerned? Take a lot of goody powder. Could that cause?

Questionable info: The information you provided about platelet count is not in keeping with the usual reports. It would be useful to have the original lab report. "goody" powder contains Aspirin which interferes with platelet function and even a normal count may be associated with poor platelet function. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your platelet count to drop from the standard range (140-400K) down to 122K? Could having a cold a few days prior cause the decrease?

Platelets: Platelets can drop with viral infections. They usually rise with serious infection. Red flags would be unusual bleeding or bruising, highly unlikely with platelets over 100, 000. ...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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lovenox (Definition)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more