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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 Also, remember that many other conditions can contribute to low platelets, and sometimes people have low platelets for no identifiable cause. When low platelets are seen in conjunction with other symptoms of cirrhosis it can further reinforce a suspected diagnosis, but it sure is not a diagnostic test by a long shot. My feeling is that it can help in the assessment of already existing cirrhosis but has no utility in assessing pre-cirrhotic damage.
Avatar m tn Platelet Count - Platelets are a part of the blood that are needed for blood clotting. Platelets migrate to the site of an injury where they "stick" to the injured site and help to develop a clot or scab to stop the bleeding. A normal platelet count is between 150,000 and 440,000. Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by HIV infection itself or by certain drugs.
Avatar n tn One of the concerns was low platelets but there were statements saying no one had to quit treatment due to low platelets. Hopefully that will be the case. I have been getting dizzy alot though and that concerns me. I literally walked into a wall this morning when I woke up. Since this is the first month I am hoping some of the sides will level off for the rest of the ride.
Avatar f tn (or don't drop anymore) Baygirl, there aren't really alot of noticable symptoms when your platelets get low. The bleeding that you have to watch for is extreme gum bleeding.(more than 5 minutes) And little spots , I think its called petique(i know that is spelled wrong) Nose bleeds that can't be stopped. I'm sure there's more...just be carefull.
Avatar f tn You definately need a good second opinion on this matter. Low platelets, can be found in quite a few illness,s and those need ruling out. Thrombocytopenia, ITP, APS, and also bone marrow conditions. etc etc. I had a low blood platelet count, but it was linked to my auto-immune disease of APS. This needs attention . If they arent clever enough to give you a reason why, then you need someone else. Dont give up searching.
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.
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 post-treatment? really don't know what you are talking about, I only know you have low platelets, however, platelets can go up and down depending on the time of day, I hope this answers your question.
163305 tn?1333672171 Thats funny that you mentioned this today. I got a copy of my labs in the mail today. My platelets were 49. They have been in the 50's. My primary care Dr. ran the labs and faxed them to my liver Dr. She had written at the bottom of the page. "Borderline for continuing hvc treatment." I pretty sure that I had a conversation with the liver Dr. at the beginning of treatment they were 88 and he said that he would let them go to 30 before reducing meds.
Avatar f tn platelets are cells in your blood that help your blood to clot when it needs to. The normal number of platelets is between 150 and 400 million per millilitre (ml) of blood. Most pregnant women have normal numbers of platelets, but about eight per cent of pregnant women have a slight drop in their platelet count. Your count is below normal if you have between 100 and 150 million platelets per ml of blood.
Avatar m tn Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. There have been reports and studies analyzing the concomitant role of autoimmune disorders like thyroiditis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura along with Multiple sclerosis. Has your neurologist confirmed MS? Are you already on therapy? There have been studies on association of interferon therapy and drug induced idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Consult a neurologist for these symptoms and appropriate diagnosis.
Avatar n tn My grandmother has lupus and her doctors have differing opinions on how low is to low. One doc says below 100,000 , another says below 30,000. So how low is too low?
Avatar n tn I have very low platelets also. They were 24 on the January blood test. They have been hovering in the 20's and 30's for a year. I mentioned it to my doctor and he said "We'll worry about your platelets." I think, however, that your previous heart problem may be the deciding factor for your doctor. I urge you to see a heptalogist or another liver specialist. Perhaps, there is a university near you that you can check with.
Avatar f tn I have cirrhosis and my platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells are slightly low. My platelets run about 115, my white count runs between 3-4 and my red count bounes from low normal to just below normal. My hemoglobin is always normal. So, if you do not have cirrhosis it is usually something else causing the low counts. You haven't mentioned your exact counts. That might help. Also, what has your doctor said? This would have nothing to do with your genotype.
652779 tn?1250323735 Recently I received a extremely low blood platelets count of 17.This was about a 6 weeks ago. Since then my count has gone back up to 90. Then dropped back down to 47. Now it is back to normal at 240. My neurologist sent me to haematologist who was unwilling to give me a marrow biopsy at the time. He suggested to wait for a bit as my count had returned to normal. Neither of them, were willing to suggest that MS could cause this drop. My doctors are taking good care of me.
Avatar n tn Fecal exam with no findings. Blood work report noted low platelets at 6, low Mg at 1.4, low T4 at 0.2. Globulin appeared typical (high level sign of ehrlichia). Vet recommended specialist, noting thromboxytopenia and intestinal bleeding concerns. Discussed tick borne disease possiblity. Vet noted IV sites on front leg clotted normally, but small bleeding point on right front paw, and minor necrotic tissue on leg. Vet administered antibiotics prednisone and meturmidyne?.
Avatar n tn It also says that her bleeding was not caused by low platelets. (As a comparison, in an adult you might start to be concerned about harmful effects once platelets get down to 50.) Naturally, if it happens repeatedly in the future, then you'll investigate other possibilities - but not leukemia or thrombocytopenia. Btw, being too high in platelet count can also sometimes be bad (i.e., possibly too much of a tendency toward clotting).
Avatar n tn My teenage daughter has been having bone/muscle pain all over her body, she feels week, and and tired Her while blood count is low, her platelets are low and also her cholesterol. We are waiting for the ANA, Rheumatoid Factor, and SedRate to come in. What could this be?
639124 tn?1223426196 The swelling and low platelets may or may not be related. The various causes of low platelets are as you know ITP, TTP, Dengue fever, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Refer: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thrombocytopenia/DS00691/DSECTION=causes http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/thrombocytopenia.htm Dangerously low platelets will cause bruising of skin and bleeding. Refer: http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar f tn told me it was some sort of chemical rash. I told him I have hepc (new doc) so he did blood work. It came back and I have low platelets 89,000 and high triiglycerides. I have been trying to find info on the net and from what I have read these are symptoms of cirrosis with hepc. Does anyone know if this is true? Could there be any other explanation? I am going to see a specialist as soon as I can get in (could be weeks). I know he will want me to try the treatment.
Avatar f tn In 2003 I was simultaneously dx'd by a rheumatologist with fibromyalgia and HCV. All symptoms were attributed to fibro. (No comments on low platelets.) She refers me to a gastro, again all symptoms attributed to fibro, he sends me to a hematologist about platelets, neither the gastro or hema guy ever mention any correlation between low-ish platelets (100s) and liver status/HCV and don't have much concern about them. Granted, not that low, but what about them in conjunction with HCV??
1084115 tn?1385232189 i have my regular 6 months checkups(as iwas f3 or probably already f4) and my US is always fine,no focal leasions,no enlarged spleen....all normal. but since finished treatment my platelets have dropped from an average 170-190 the past years,to 160 and i worried this trend continues. my bili is still jumping up and down 1-2 mg/dl. albumin is alwyas around 45-50,inr is 1.02. my docs doesent seem to worry alltough i keep telling them i feel sick all the time,with pain in joints,and muscles.
Avatar f tn reactions to medicines and certain conditions such as recovery from serious blood loss, recovery from a very low platelet count caused by excessive alcohol use and lack of vitamin B12 or folate and even response to physical activity. Take care and do keep us posted with the diagnostic test results.
Avatar m tn Sometimes clumping of platelets is caused by incorrect blood collection or the anticoagulant used. "Concerned about clumping platelets July 2003 "A patient regularly has clumping of her platelets on routine bloodwork," notes JOHN DAVIES, MD, of Calgary, AB, and asks, "Although her platelets appear normal on smear, could this be a sign of pathology, requiring further investigation?
1725703 tn?1309737271 I have a Pancreatic stent and my recent blood work showed low blood platelets. What does this mean?
1352944 tn?1286230256 tiny red/purpleish pinprick dots on my upper arms/lower legs, easy bruising that takes a long time to heal, excessive bleeding from cuts(they asked me if I was on Heparin or Aspirin in the ER when trying to get blood), bleeding from my gums when I brush my teeth, blood in my stool, heavy periods, and I feel tired/fatigued. I have had most of these symptoms for as long as I can remember.
1111202 tn?1262532441 If you can't change doctors, then demand an answer for his refusal to do anything about the low platelets, and low RBCs. Unless the lab he uses, has a different range for what is normal, he should taking some kind of action. Let me know!!