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How dangerous is a low platelet count?

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Dr Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can be serious

It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is.
A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning.

In brief: Can be serious

It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is.
A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning.
Dr Ankush Bansal
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Dr Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: See below

Agree with Dr. B.
It depends on the associated conditions. An otherwise healthy person would be okay with a count as low as 10,000, but not if the person has sepsis.

In brief: See below

Agree with Dr. B.
It depends on the associated conditions. An otherwise healthy person would be okay with a count as low as 10,000, but not if the person has sepsis.
Dr Gurmukh Singh
Dr Gurmukh Singh
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