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Can eating "real" licorice affect blood platelet count?

Not that I'm aware- -of. The 1 thing is a weird reaction 2 it in people with a genetic trait that causes paralysis. Just off the top of my head, I recall it from med school. You should Google it as I will to refresh my memory from 50 yrs ago. If I find it will answer again. Read more...

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

You can bleed. A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia. Platelets stick together as part of a clot forming cascade. If you run out of platelets, or any other component, then you will have a hard time stopping any bleeding. Read more...
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...

Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?

Depends how. Low and if you have any other abnormalities in your blood work. Low platelets can cause delay in blood clotting. If you are not having any problems with bleeding, i would not worry too much. Follow your doctor's advice and have re-test first before you get too worried. Lab errors do occur. Isolated finding of low platelets could mean itp, a treatable disease. Read more...

What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 99? I recently got over acute bronchitis and took Bactrim. I know the normal range is 150

Follow it. I suggest in two weeks off meds. It is no danger at this level. If you have any signs of lupus or have not been checked recently for HIV, some additional lab work is in order. Read more...