What should your blood platelets be

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It shouldn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> ignored but it might not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> a big deal. Can you get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> GI to give you a photocopy of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> test results? Does your GI send copies of results to your GP? Maybe you can get them that way.
Sunshine: I guess <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> oncologist (why oncologist?) is only comfortable with 30.000. I have known people who have gone down into the teens with no signs of bleeding although is does get risky when it gets that low. Streamline: For most people platelet count will level out at a certain point and will not continue to decrease after that. As with all blood levels they vary over time to some degree.
If you have cirrhosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> doc <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> expecting this. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> is his plan? How low will he let you go before cutting peg or stopping treatment all together? Stepping down Peg after reaching UND will not effect your chances of SVR if you can hang on until then. what is your VL now? Hang in there!
Have been off all meds for 4 days including ribivirin. Will a lower dose of interferon <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> effective, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> on the ribivirin while I take a break from interferon? My viral load went down to almost zero in a month so don't want to just stop tx. Have not had a biopsy because of possible bleeding cuz of low platelets. Am geo 1. My dr. is checking to see about lowering dose more but wondering if it will be a waste of time and if a lower dose will do any good.
It can be given with HCV tx but would <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> used under the dx of low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s. There has to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> a reason <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> platelets are that low and if it were me, I would find that reason first. Most of us start with normal platelets and they drop during tx. So, to start at 43, you don't have anywhere to drop to. I was put on Neumega (did two shots) and it dropped my hgb nearly two points in one week. It was dropping .2 every day when we discovered it. I had a 102 degree fever for a week.
The spleen stores red and white blood cells and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s (fragment of cells that are used to clot blood). An enlarged spleen traps platelets lowering levels in the blood which can lead to the inability of blood to clot. This is called Thrombocytopenia and is common in people with cirrhosis. You don't necessarily have any physical symptoms with an enlarged spleen. Is there a better way to guide the progression of HepC than a liver biopsy?
However - I will say this --- I don't know where you are on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> blood count - but if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> doctor is asking you to quit TX --- then you need to quit. Some people are very sensitive to the tx. I think there are some drugs that can help you bounce up your white/reds --- but eating healthy - exercising and no alcohol help tremendously. Wishing you the very best.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> can I do to increase muy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s? I have been taking vitamin k for a month, but the platelets dont increase.I would like to be pregnant, but I have afraid that is a negative factor. I have 135000 plat. what do you think or reommend?
I think I read a study somewhere that if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s don't go any further than 10% below the price of Vertex stock that you should be ok. Today's price is about 24. My liverhead, tx doc and hematologist got their heads together and all decided that they would not blink until platelets hit 25. At 55 weeks, I'd imagine that they would have leveled out some? I guess you are going 72? If so the investment of 55 weeks would be awful hard to walk away from under almost any circumstances.
so when i started treatment i had a long talk with the dr's that are treating me and we agreed if nessasary i would get plattlet infusion in a crises, but only in a crises. there are thing you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> aware of with low platletts. bleeding is the primary one. also you will bruise very easily.
my daughter have low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s only 11 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> can eat she doesn't like liver, she eat soy beans & sweet potato leaves but very little if possible i want her to eat natural food to increase her platelets. Thank you, Mercy This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/228641'>Low platelets and how to increase them naturally</a>.
The information you have provided are not enough to form any opinion from. If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> platelet count is 80 and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> prothrombin time is 14 this could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> an indication of cirrhosis of the liver. Looking at two blood values is not enough to make an educated guess on anyone's health condition and doesn't explain why the doctor won't treat you. Others with similar levels have been treated. So there must be more to the story than you are presenting in your post.
Hi there Understand your concern as I also was worried about my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s in regard to Tx. There is no significance as to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s are showing during Tx. They can go up, down, or everything in between while treating. The true number of your platelet count is the # that you started prior to Tx. Once you end Tx, your platelet count will go back to the original # 12 weeks post. When I started Tx in Jan, my platelets were 125.
Certain medications can reduce the number of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> blood by confusing the immune system and causing it to destroy platelets. Examples include heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, interferon, anticonvulsants and gold salts. Pregnancy. being pregnant may cause mild thrombocytopenia. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). In ITP, your body's immune system mistakenly identifies platelets as a threat and forms antibodies that attack them. Autoimmune diseases.
Thanks guys, cando <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> on the money, appreciate your feedback.
Problem is now my HMO has decided they can't re-treat because at last check my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s were at 49. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> does this mean for me and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> i start worrying about bleeding. Also is there anything I could take ,like procrit to help my blood and energy level, real lethargic of late. Doc doesn't seem too concerned but I am.
Hi, 33,000 is very low, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> doctor said? Have they reduced your medication?...or given you a rescue drug? Could you say what medication you are on? what Geno Type you are? The results of your biopsy or fibroscan? More information would help others help you with information.
Nitrates (either alone or in combination with -blockers), shunt therapy, or sclerotherapy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> used in the primary prophylaxis of variceal hemorrhage (Class III, Level A). <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> this is saying is that all patients with varices should be taking a beta-blocker to prevent the first bleed. It reduces the portal hypertension that we with scared livers have. Why is this important and basic treatment for all cirrhotics? because once we bleed the chances of future bleeds goes way up.
which makes the spleen continue to enlarge....and the platelet count continue to drop. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s in the blood causes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> blood to clot if a blood vessel is cut. They have no affect on how you feel. If a person's platelets count goes down below 25,000 is there may need to intervention. Intervention is only a temporary fix. platelets will start to drop again a day or two after treatment. The only treatment is either a platelet transfusion or drugs that can raise platelets. You need neither.
According to the label on Interferon the dosage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> reduced or stopped according to the following guideline. 2.4 Dose Modifications platelet <50,000 cells/mm3 - Reduce to 90 mcg platelet <25,000 cells/mm3 - Discontinue treatment Good luck with your treatment.
He has been living with HIV since 1991 It has been under control for many years what is your opinion on his low platelet count and the reduction of his Pegasys for 2 weeks.
I must congratulate you on talking to your doctor before treatment and having a plan in place <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelet</span>s go too low!!! Sounds like you have very good medical care. Having an agreement between you and your doctor beFORE tx sets expectations so you won't be in the position of some patients who’s doc either have them cut back on meds (reducing their chances of SVR) or have them stop treatment all together. Not a surprise you want ot find out about in the middle of therapy!
I had it several times, it could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>be</span> that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> blood sample was mishandled. Not to worry. How long are you treating?
There are many people who continued through tx with platelets in the 30's. My tx doc will ignore platelets till they hit 30. Hematologist, who monitors blood stuff, will not take action til 25.
Unless the lab he uses, has a different range for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> is normal, he <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>should</span> taking some kind of action. Let me know!!
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