Low blood platelets treatment

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548642 tn?1266183252 the dr said my platelets were low but he didnt say how low!
Avatar n tn My blood platelets where low also and my surgery was cancelled. Do you know what the numbers are for her labs. I went to a hematologist are he came to me while I was in the hospital for other reasons. If she is not satisfied I would have her see one of them for their opinion.
1693621 tn?1318906571 I go tomorrow which sould be interesting I just started week two of treatment. We'll see. I had seen other GI's that didnt want to treat because of low platelets but the Dr. I have now is part of transplant dept.and he said he see people a whole lot worse than me. Wow, really. I guess thats good. LOL! But so far so good. Time will tell. The blood doesnt lie.....
Avatar m tn is it common to start treatment with low platelet and can you finish and how can you keep them up they have meds for red and white cells .my platelet are at 31 now .on pegasys am at 90ml now at 9 weeks my dr. has me on time out now .i think she well let me start back up wene platelet com up. we are going to try neapogen for white cells and procrit for red cells.but it is the platelet .i wont to finish .
Avatar f tn My platelets were at an all time low during treatment. Now 2 years post treatment ........my platelets are higher than before treatment.
Avatar m tn i under stand what you are saying about pre treatment low platelets as a case i have cirrhosis,but during my first treatment in 1/2006 i was stage 2,1a hep c,went und at approximately week 16,tx. was 48 wk. on single dose peg and riba,virus came back.my recent results of a prothrombin time [pt] test which is called the poor mans liver biopsy,and it came back normal,as the platelets went from 56-61.the pt test is usually a sign of cirrhosis.
493068 tn?1224768915 That treatment did all kinds of not so good things including the blood. During ..i developed sickle cell, tear drop, low platelets....the low platelets never has been back to normal and wonder if that is why i often feel bad..one of the reasons anyway as i read that it can make one feel sick and tired. The large platelets..as told to me by the docs..is the body making up for the low count...
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 n tn My doc says I can't treat HEP C because my platelets are too low (43) not 120 to 150 is there any natural or medical way to raise the count? Did an MRI and he wants to do an endoscopy to see liver damage...Why do doctors look at you funny when you tell them you are clean and sober for 18 1/2 years....
Avatar n tn They have been in the 60 range since beginning treatment and are usually low anyway without tx.
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 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??
Avatar n tn I have been with Hep C since 1979, did the interferon thing, didn't work, I discovered in the late 90"s that I have low blood platelets, anywhere from 22 to 44. I have recently tried prednisone (60mg) which didn't work,, the side effects where bad, so my doctor decided that I should have my spleen removed, I was to have surgery, but decided against it and have found a different doctor.
Avatar m tn 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 i'm now booked in to see a haematologist and the probability of having a bone marrow biopsy as the breast cancer may have metastitised to my bone marrow thus reducing my platelets.. my question is, my tumour markers are only 290(which I think is still relatively low) so there isn't a real lot of cancer in my body. so why are my platelets so affected???
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 In other words, how low would a doctor allow those levels to get before giving the person platelets or whole blood? Thank you.
Avatar n tn My platelets got really low at the end of my treatment and my doctor cut my dose in half 3 times and extended the treatment 3 weeks to make sure I got all the interferon in my body. I continued with the ribaviron, also. I think he lowered it when I got below 45 or somewhere around there. I was seeing a hematologist and he told me to stay away from knives, be careful around sharp edges, no crazy physical activity where I could harm myself (like skiing) and stay away from too much aspirin.
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.
Avatar n tn what foods or drugs are good for low platelets
Avatar f tn What is the danger zone for low platelets...mine are ok as of now, but steadily declining every blood test, just wondering.
Avatar f tn I am on week 5 of double dose peg and reba treatment My platelets count showed at 60 WBC and RBC down as well. My doctor told me that if my platelets god down any further they will have to reduce my TX to a single dose until my platelets go up. I have treated before on single dose plus Riba for 48 weeks.and the Hep C came back I believe my best chances of SVR are double dose Peg with Riba until UND period then balance of single dose until 72 weeks are completed.
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.
7510956 tn?1411675017 As the spleen enlarges, it traps more than a normal amount of platelets. (The amount of platelets in the bloodstream is thus reduced because the larger spleen traps more of them). The blood is frequently “shunted” around the liver to return to the heart by smaller vessels, which may become enlarged. In the stomach and esophagus these engorged blood vessels are termed “varices” and are at increased risk of bleeding, which is another major complication of cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn He reached UND at 12 weeks and his last 2 blood tests showed platelets of 53 ,000 and 52, 000 The last test being done on July 30 His doctor recommended taking a half a shot for the next 2 weeks to see if his platelets increase His platelets were around 75,000 pre-treatment. He met with you last year for one visit as recommended by his doctor and you recommended him changing his HIV meds around, taking actos and going on treatment for 72 weeks the first 12 double.
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.
2025701 tn?1328923233 Only people with cirrhosis or other platelet issues need to worry about platelets dropping dangerously low. 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.
Avatar f tn how do you treat, as the bone marrow mets gives you a low platelet count and as such you cannot have chemo with a low platelet, seems to be a catch 22. I would think there are people out there with bone marrow mets, what do they do???
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.