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Why Would A Splenectomy Increase The Number Of Platelets In My Blood
Spleen function: The spleen filters blood and pulls dead cells from circulation. In itp and other hypersplenic illnesses, too many platelets are pulled out of circulation. Removing the spleen allows more to stay circulating. You will need vaccines against certain organisms that the spleen protects you from. ...Read more
How might removal of the spleen (splenectomy) result in an increase in the number of circulating platelets?
I had an emergency splenectomy 5 years ago. I am wondering what are the chances that I have blood clots from them or anything serious from it
The spleen has func-: -ti on in the immune system, so clotting is not of concern from splenectomy. ...Read more
I had an emergency splenectomy 5 years ago in a week. What are the chances I have or still could get a blood clot from it? How would I dissolve them?
Different ways: The spleen is an organ that helps with some types of infection from encapsulated organisms, platelets, and it also removes old worn out red blood cells. You would not likely know of any side effect on your red blood cells, and your blood tests for your red blood cells are likely to be normal. ...Read more
I have ITP and did splenectomy when I was 7. Since then, my platelets are still unstable. What can I do to help maintain a good count of platelets?
Not enough info: What is the range of your platelet counts? Most times the range is fairly narrow and no treatment is needed. If you are considered, consult with a hematologist. ...Read more
Splenic function: The spleen is a place where older red cells die after they age. The spleen is part of the reticuloendothelial system which includes the liver. The liver takes over. Interesting enough the spleen stores up to 1/3 of our circulating blood cells, so expect the blood counts to go up after a splenectomy ...Read more
Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,
Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more
Closely watch...: Low platelets can be due to destruction or a problem with production. Treatments for low platelets depends entirely on the cause. Sometimes merely watching and waiting will resolve the problem. There is usually nothing you can do (for example, diet, supplements, etc.) that will cause the low platelets to rise. ...Read more
Need help docs! My blood platelets were low (125k) and I increased it (131k) but now my mpv is high, what can I do?
In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood
Probably none: Occasionally low plts will be part of a nutritional deficiency, usually iron deficiency, but it should be obvious with other findings like anemia and small red cells. Isolated low platelets with nothing else abnormal is not a deficiency that foods can correct. There are many causes of low platelets, infections, medications, immune diseases to name a few. Work with your doctor to address cause. ...Read more
None of them: The idea that food choices are the key to health or a specific treatment for any really serious disease (very few exceptions) is simply misinformation. If you're thrombocytopenic, the cause needs to be found and you need to learn as much about your illness as possible. This is serious business. If you've not been checked for lupus, this might be a good time. ...Read more
Very difficult: If not impossible. The major source of low platelets in patients with cirrhosis is enlargement of the spleen which then eats platelets. The solution to this is reducing splenic consumption and that is inordinately difficult if not impossible. There are other mechanisms by which your platelet counts may have been reduced but these are minor in comparison. Good luck. ...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 more
Depends...: Depends on the cause of the decrease. Best to speak with your physician and possibly get a referral to a hematologist to diagnose the problem and define the appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. ...Read more
I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which I need to avoid?
Not likely: May not be dengue related, if there is no bleeind or bruising a platlet count is above 100, then may just need to wait it out, should go to a blood specialist to make sure there is nothing else wnong. ...Read more
I have high blood platelets that increased a little over 2, 000 in 6 days and my white blood cell count went up my back/hips hurt, dizzy, nauseous?
HemOnc: An elevated platelet count of 2, 000 (thromocytosis) should be evaluated for and treated asap. The elevated platelet alone can cause your symptoms. Essential thrombocytosis or another myeloproliferative disorder is considered and should be ruled out. Additional blood tests, bm biopsy and hematology-oncology consultation is required. ...Read more
Lowers platelets : Checked into this from different sources and found that it lowers platelets and depresses bone marrow thereby decreasing all components of the blood including white cell counts. Advil (ibuprofen) also does the same, if u r taking it. Adverse reactions usually occurs only if u take these medications for long or too frequently. One or two doses to prevent motion sickness should be safe. ...Read more
Not directly.: However, fibroids are often associated with heavy periods, and if that is the case, could result in iron deficiency. Bleeding and iron deficiency can cause an elevated platelet count. There is a rare syndrome where fibroids cause a high red blood cell count, but I have not heard of this happening with platelets. ...Read more
Does taking singulair (montelukast) affect ur CBC and platelet blood work up — would it increase your platelets
Doe taking continuous BCP for three months also?
How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx
My igg and igm for dengue is positive. My blood platelet has dropped from 299000-279000-269000 over the pass the 3 days but my leukocyte has fell and increased from 4540-4040-4150 in the pass 3 days. My body temeperature is constant for 2 days at 36.5. Wh
Mold dengue: From data that u have presented u have had mild dengue. Ur platelets remain within normal limits. The white counts have also not reduced significantly. Temperature is also normal. This wld be considered mild dengue. The fact that IgG is also positive may suggest a recent past infection. Ur questions did not appear so I am not sure of what more to write. Resubmit ur questions if u r still worried. ...Read more
Could a cut on my foot raise my platelets? Count of 700, wbc 13, no other symptoms. Found on routine cbc. Blood smear clean.
Not the cut: Follow it. If you are iron deficient, find the cause and get treated. You may have a check to see if a particular mutation is driving it. This is serious but probably not catastrophic. ...Read more
4 year old female always had low Vitamin B12 had high infection 4 weeks ago now has platelet count well above average white blood cell count increased?
Check again: Often blood cell abnormalities come and go for a variety of reasons. I would recommend you see your pediatrician or family doctor and have your child thoroughly examined. A normal exam will be very reassuring. I would also repeat the blood tests in a week or two and compare. I would also talk to the doctor about diet and vitamins for the B12 deficiency. ...Read more