Blood platelets low count causes

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Avatar f tn , which means you have a platelet count of 160, which is in the normal range. If your platelet count is low, the blood test should be done again. This will keep track of whether or not your count is dropping. If your platelet count is extremely low, it may mean you're more likely to bleed either during or after birth, or during a caesarean section. Doctors may also be extra cautious about giving you an epidural.
Avatar n tn Make sure the lab is not using a lavender-top tube (these supposibly causes the platelets to clump, thus causing a low reading.) A test tube w/ a green top is recommended.
1693621 tn?1318906571 I would be surprised if they let one start tx at that low. I started with platelets in the low 80's and they droped to 29 during tx...... Me being cirrhotic they run low.
408795 tn?1324939275 When the spleen enlarges, it can retain (sequester) more than the usual amount of platelets. Common causes of low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) due to splenic enlargement include advanced liver disease (cirrhosis, for example, from chronic hepatitis B or C). So how do we know if this is happening. A doctor can often feel (palpate) the lower edge of an enlarged liver below the right rib cage and feel the tip of the enlarged spleen below the left rib cage. OR have a ultrasound done.
Avatar m tn Hi! Yes, the count is low but not alarmingly low. However, since you have low platelets be vigilant about bleeds from gums, mouth, bruises, urine and stool. The cause for the low platelet count has to be identified and treated; whether it is due to less production at the bone marrow or high breakdown or due to platelets being trapped in the spleen. The treatment will depend on the cause.
Avatar f tn (best one possible) You need to find the cause of your low count. There are a couple dozen causes, and it is through the process of elimination that he will arrive at a determination. Some are very simple and clear cut and some are more complex to investigate.
Avatar f tn I have had the problem of low blood platelets for years - they go ip and down! Had loads of tests but nothing - but im tired and have lots of head rushes during the day..any ideas what this could be? Recent fbc :- WBC 6.35 RBC. 3.94 Platelets 59 Anyone can help??
2030686 tn?1351692148 For example, amoxicillin can lead to anemia (low red blood cells), thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and leukopenia (low white blood cells). Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen. White blood cells help fight infection and platelets help in wound healing. Anemia leads to fatigue and shortness of breath. Leukopenia makes you susceptible to infections and thrombocytopenia makes you prone to easy bruising and bleeding. http://www.livestrong.
Avatar m tn Hi! The count is low but not dangerously low. The cause for the low platelet count has to be identified; whether it is due to less production at the bone marrow or high breakdown or due to platelets being trapped in the spleen. Even though spleen can be enlarged due to high triglycerides, it could be the cause of platelet destruction. The treatment will depend on the cause.
2025701 tn?1328923233 20,000 or less. Interferon causes all treating persons platelets to drop to some degree. Obviously the more platelets you start with before treatment, the higher the platelet count will stay. For people with cirrhosis who want or need to continue treatment they can have a transfusion of platelets every so often or Promacta, a drug that raises platelet counts. Both of those can only be managed by a hepatologist working at a liver transplant center.
7510956 tn?1411675017 A platelet count of 115,000 is not very low for someone with cirrhosis. 150,000 is the common low end of the lab range. Commonly class A, compensated cirrhotics with portal hypertension have platelet counts in the 50,000 - 80,000 range. Many of us have lived many years with platelet counts half of your current platelet count. It is only when the platelet count is below 20,000 that it can become dangerous although different doctors have different comfort ranges.
82818 tn?1206993414 Has any one had there surgery canceled due to low platelets? The normal is 130-500 thousand and mine was 89,000 from the labs done during pre-op. The eve before before the surgery my Dr called and sent me to have a stat CBC done and they had drop 10 more thousand. The dr said my blood would not clot and I agree. He has ref me to a Hematology-Oncology Dr next Wednesday. My spleen is enlarged and lymph-nodes swell also. I need to know If any one has had this happen to them.
1475202 tn?1536274577 I had a liver transplant but the spleen does not return to it's normal size post transplant, so my platelets tend to run on the low side too. The problem with having very low platelets, in the 20s, is that if you were in an accident you could bleed to death internally. My hepatologist said the problem is not about simply having a cut. Those of us doing hep C treatment often have low platelets. Unfortunately I know of no way to raise platelet count.
Avatar f tn Lean meats such as fish, chicken and turkey are rich in protein, zinc and Vitamin B12, all of which help increase the blood platelet count. Beans contain Vitamin B9 or folate which greatly helps boost the blood platelet count. Some other foods rich in B9 are spinach, asparagus, and oranges. So this could be a good diet to follow but he should consult with his doctor for diet recommendations.
Avatar n tn •In diseases like lupus and HIV, the body can destroy or use up too many platelets, resulting in low blood platelet count. But •Besides these causes, the other causes which might be the reason for low blood platelet count are; chemotherapy, chronic liver diseases, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and alcoholism. I hope this all helps, I aint no doctor but am familiar with having a low platelet count.
29837 tn?1414538248 When the body is subjected to an injury and starts to bleed, colorless sticky substances called platelets form clots to stop the blood. If you have a low platelet count, it is harder for the blood to form clots. There are several foods that you can eat that can help you increase the platelet count in your blood, but you should always see you physician for monitoring of the condition. Good choices include salmon, tuna, flax seed oil and free-range eggs.
Avatar f tn Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) Porphyria Sickle cell anemia Thalassemia Vasculitis Causes A low hemoglobin count can also be due to blood loss, which can occur because of: Bleeding from a wound Bleeding in your digestive or urinary tract Frequent blood donation Heavy menstrual periods Nosebleeds When to see a doctor A low hemoglobin count is often discovered during a complete blood count test. If your test reveals you have a low hemoglobin count, ask your doctor what this means for you.
Avatar m tn 30,000 can cause bleeding issues. Bleeding is the indication of a low platelet count. Platelets clot our blood. If we don't have enough platelets than either it takes a long time to stop bleeding or we can't stop bleeding which can happen to people with advanced cirrhosis and can be life-threatening.
Avatar f tn (Platelet count begins to drop) A low platelet count causes blood to not clot properly. (Blood takes longer to clot.) * Treatment commonly lowers platelets even more. (I was infected 38 years ago myself and have cirrhosis along with portal hypertension/enlarged spleen. Before I started treatment I had a platelet count of 55,000. Since starting treatment my platelets have dropped but have stabilized around 30,000-35,000. Which hasn't been a problem for me luckily.
150807 tn?1194958915 Got a little scared today, went to my first doctors appt yesterday since i started my treatments he was worried because of low white blood cell count, but said i could wait till tues to come in for more blood work, so i went home everything was kool.
Avatar m tn Vitamin B12 deficiency mimics MS. This is nothing to mess around with as permanent nerve damage will occur if not treated in time. If your B12 serum levels are lower than 800pg/mL or 600pmol/L you need a boost to optimal range. Check out the book: Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok RN, Jeffrey J. Stuart DO. From Scribd "Understanding Your Blood Report: "Platelets are concerned with the clotting of the blood Clinical adult range: 150,000-450,000cu.
1390055 tn?1365618655 On MedHelp, when I search for low platelet count, all I can find is a massive amounts of posts regarding low platelet counts in the Hepatitis C Community, which I find quite odd, since me and my doctor have concluded that this low platelet count is not being caused by any infection (including Hepatitis C), or even cancer for that matter. I would also think that low platelets caused by infection or cancer would be below at least 75 k/uL.