How do blood platelets work

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493068 tn?1224765315 I wanted to know if any of you that have completed tx have abnormal CBC and platelets? My WBCs, Hgb, Hct. and platelets have been low since starting treatment and completing tx. Thanks for any feedback.
190885 tn?1333025891 I was just asking because I was wondering if the procrit had helped raise you platelets. I would think with 141 platelets you don't have much liver damage. I started tx with just 60. When I was first diagnosed with hep c I had 107 . I love to see 141 that's great.
Avatar m tn I, too, have been diagnosed with high blood platelets -- 631. In checking my previous blood work, I found that even 3 years ago the platelets were in the upper 400s. I am pretty healthy, work out at the gym 5-6 times a week, work around my house, and am employed as a legal assistant, so I'm not lacking energy or any kind of malady (I'm 64 years of age). I do take a full aspirin every morning and long with 10 mg of blood pressure medicine.
Avatar m tn My doctor has decided to do more in-depth blood work. Yesterday, I went and had my blood drawn and they took 11 vials!! That seemed like a lot of vials. Can anyone advise what type of tests my doctor could be running?
1822306 tn?1330522629 The Hepatologist said, without knowing the test results, that he believed the stage would be a 1 or 2. He based this on the fact that my blood work last month showed my Platelets, Albumin, and PT (???) were all normal and that my ALT (89) and AST (75) were not high. Does this sound like a reasonable assumption? And what is PT? I am sure the last letter was a T but I’m not sure about the P. I imagine I’ve had Hep 30 years or so.
Avatar f tn I asked about giving me platelets, he stated that it would do not good. The platelets would not last very long. He is just watching my WBC for now. My ANC is 1000, so he says we are ok for now. He doesn't seem to be very anxious to give me any rescue drugs. I would much rather have the rescue drugs than cut dosage, am I thinking correctly? Feedback, please!!!
250701 tn?1320974765 i hope i caught it on time to adjust and not do another transfusion...we will see...keep up on the blood work...thats so important...and take it real easy !!! good luck.....
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 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 f tn All my blood work has been low the hole pregnancy. 35+3 and going strong. Just did a blood draw Monday will find out Monday if it's all OK or sooner if it's important.
Avatar f tn "He is still telling me he wants to monitor me with more blood tests." Your doctor seems to be on the right track as certain blood test can give a doctor a insight to whether he feels one is cirrhotic... But only a biopsy will tell just what stage a person is at. So if one is not going to treat right away it would be a good ideal to know just what stage of liver damage one has. Liver function tests.
Avatar m tn Either way, your blood will still clott fine, I cut myself a few weeks ago, no prob. Below 20 is dangerous. The meds just cause low platelets, and low blood work, etc.
Avatar m tn You say the knot started around the time you started treatment so it has been around, what 30 days or so? And it continues to change in appearance as time goes progresses. In other words it is not going away? How low are your platelets? I think it would help another person who responds to this to know your baseline and what they are now. I know there are other labs you take that help form an overall picture like PTT and INR.
Avatar f tn m 23 weeks pregnant and I just got out of the emergency room a couple days ago for a kidney infection while I was there they held me longer because I have low blood platelets that really scares me have any of you experienced low platelets? How do I raise my platelets count?
Avatar f tn Please ask your doctor to do a platelet blood transfusion.. whole packed cells.. and a regular blood transfusion.. I had it done many times and I never missed a chemo.. yes I know that some doctors think you can wait it out.. well I was happy to have an oncologist who believed waiting costs in the long run..And you are correct there is no injection for this ongoing problem.. within 3 hours of my transfusions I could have my chemos.... Good luck.. Jeanne.
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 f tn Just got back the dr. That was really an experience. As usual, I saw the NP, not the Dr. He was in the hospital. but had left instructions to "stop my treatment"........ CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? His reasoning was my PLATELETS...very concerned about them dropping the way they have so stop treatment altogether. You can imagine how I took that news....My fiance was even asked to leave the room...he went ballistic.