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.

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Pre-op blood work mean platelet 10.8 high platelet count 150, 000 low WBC 12, 600 high Causes of concern? All related?

You are mixed up! Your platelet count is perfectly normal(Normal level ranges from 150,000 to 300,000. WBC count should be under 10,000...so your WBC count is a bit high. Check and let us know about your Hemoglobin(Hb) level? If it is <12 Gms, then you have a problem which will require you to go see your PCP to find out the cause of your low Hb and high WBC count. Read more...