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Do we need to report low platelets as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Reason is important
The reason for the low platelets is important, as is the platelet count.
As long as your teen is aware of the condition and what to look out for, that is ok. If they are headed to college, a medical record should probably be sent to the college health clinic.

In brief: Reason is important
The reason for the low platelets is important, as is the platelet count.
As long as your teen is aware of the condition and what to look out for, that is ok. If they are headed to college, a medical record should probably be sent to the college health clinic.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: How low & cause
Who would you report it to? Low platelet counts, as long as above 40 k, are seldom associated with signs or symptoms.
It is important to determine the cause of low platelet count as that will determine the long term implications.

In brief: How low & cause
Who would you report it to? Low platelet counts, as long as above 40 k, are seldom associated with signs or symptoms.
It is important to determine the cause of low platelet count as that will determine the long term implications.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: First we need to
First, we need to find the cause of low platelets.

In brief: First we need to
First, we need to find the cause of low platelets.
Dr. Srinivasan Rajaraman
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