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Avatar f tn There are many causes of Thrombocytosis (an increased number of platelets) and anemia. Most are unrelated to hepatitis C or liver disease. These are blood disease disorders. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I recently had blood work done and it indicated that my Platelet count has dropped to 126,000. I have always had my blood checked at least annually and my platelets have always been in normal range. I wonder if this indicates that I am now cirrhotic or getting there? Has anyone ever heard of dcereased paltelets in the Hep C patient inidcating anything other than this? Your help is appreciated.
Avatar m tn The infectious disease doc may take a blood sample to check your platelet count -- the platelets being the tiny little bits that pile up to form a scab and stop the bleeding when a blood vessel is damaged.
408795 tn?1324935675 The spleen stores red and white blood cells and platelets (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?
Avatar f tn Essentially Platelets are the glue that holds the blood together. Google it. Low platelets means thinner blood. 44 is very low, normal range is around 150-250. Yes, avoid a serious cut, and definitely avoid head injury or any actions that might cause one. If either happens, call a doctor ASAP. Try to stick in there, with so little time left to go it would be a shame not to complete if all possible. What's your virus count?
Avatar f tn The platelet function tests help to study the functioning of the platelets. Various platelet function tests are used to evaluate the ability of platelets to clump together and begin to form a clot. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Low platelets in hep C patients usually indicate late stage disease. My platelets were low and my doctor told me it was because of cirrhosis from hep C. Once treated and cured my platelets rose but never reached normal again. Doctors normally don't worry about low platelets until they fall below 50,000.
Avatar m tn Was just wondering if any dietary changes I could make to keep the platelets up above 40. I already heard exercise might elevate platelets. Was wondering about suplements maybe I should take. We don't eat much red meat and was curious if I should be eating more. We eat soy protein and milk and organic as much as possible to reduce fatty liver.
Avatar m tn A complete blood count determines the number of blood cells, including platelets, in a sample of your blood. Normal blood contains 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter. If the complete blood count finds you have fewer than 150,000 platelets, you have thrombocytopenia. Physical exam. Your doctor may do a physical exam to look for signs of bleeding, such as excessive bruising or petechiae (purple dots). Your doctor may also feel your abdomen to see if your spleen is enlarged.
Avatar m tn Platelets 124,000, HCV RNA-Neg, ALT-28, AST-18, Albumin-4.3, T bili-.5, D bili < 0.1, RBC 4.56, WBC 6.73, HGB 13.5(low),HCT 40.0, MCV 87.7, MCH 29.6, MCHC 33.8, RDW 13.2, Bun 8 (low), Creatinine 0.8, NA 141, K 4.1, Protein 6.4, Alk Phos 39, Anion Gap 12, Lymphs 41.9, Monos 8.3 (high), EO% 1.5, BA% 0.6, Neut % 47.7 (low), HGBA1C 6.8 (high), Chol 157, Triglycerides 297 (high), HDL 24 (low), LDL-DIR 95. Any suggestions on what may be going on and what my next step may be?
189269 tn?1189755825 I just had a routine physical and doctor told me my blood platelets were way above normal, don't have the exact count. Viral load 4 mill, red and white blood cells not to bad. First thing on her mind was HIV. I did treatment 3 years ago and it did not work. Why should she assume this right off.
1693621 tn?1318902971 hello, thank you for responding.. on my platelets being so low.. and I do have other chronic disease that I do deal with. but, anyhow... my oncologist, had mentioned to me that he didn't want to see 30 because that's when the bleeding of the nose,gums. and sometimes in the brain. could take place. so ,I do go right now every 2 months for updates, and my last one was 'adequate' as he wrote on my chart on my online reports from drs.
Avatar n tn she is always low on red blood cells and platelets and high on white blood cells.her platelets always drop to about 1000-3000.does this affect her energy and alert level?will topping up of her platelets cause her to build antibodies?will give red blood cells also increase platelet count?
Avatar n tn Our platelets are used to clot blood. If your platelets get below 50, you can be at risk of bleeding internally. Below 20 is more dangerous, where "bleeding out" can occur spontaneously, due to lack of clotting ability. I dont know about mean platelets though.
1475202 tn?1536270977 You have plenty of platelets to properly clot your blood. The biggest issue with low platelet counts is that hepatitis C treatment that includes interferon reduces platelet counts even more and may reduce the platelet count to dangerously low levels below 20,000 in cirrhotics.
Avatar m tn There are situations in hemotology where spleen removal may benefit a patient, but it is very likely your low platelets and current spleen symptoms are liver-disease in origin, and therefore may not be resolved by simply removing the spleen. As Bill1954 pointed out, an enlarged spleen and portal hypertension are both symptoms of cirrhosis. Have you had a liver biopsy recently?
Avatar f tn Hi i was wondering does a blood test check to see if you,ve got a autoimmune disease? Can your doctor get one done for you?
Avatar m tn In other words, how low would a doctor allow those levels to get before giving the person platelets or whole blood? Thank you.
545538 tn?1295992017 What confuses me is that the forum people talk about low platelets from the interferon, but my platelets have gone up considerably on the treatment. I thought low platelets were a symptom of the interferon not having C.
Avatar f tn Yes, I have a rare blood disease, basically I make way to many platelets and they clog the umbilical cord...
Avatar m tn Hello How high are your platelets. Platelets are responsible for clot formation in the blood vessels. Thrombocytosis or abnormally high platelets usually manifests as clots in the blood vessels which can cause areas of decreased oxygen in various organs of the body. This can result in pain in these areas. It would be unusual for this to cause joint pain.The treatment for elevated platelet is to be on an agent like aspirin to prevent excessive clotting.