What causes blood platelets to drop

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Avatar f tn t drop that would be odd. You have plenty of platelets. There is no reason to be concerned. Platelets help the blood to clot. When you get a cut and stop bleeding it is because platelets gather are the cut and stop the bleeding. Nothing to do with the flu. As I said this is normal. If this is your only issue with treatment then you are doing very well. Although this isn't an issue for you.
212161 tn?1599427282 what makes your blood planets drop , last year for the first time ever they drop to 140 th, this year they are 128th.
Avatar f tn I went into my GI's office expecting to get the ball rolling for triple therapy. I brought my new labs. VL: 114,000 AST/ ALT: 40s and 50's Platelets: 119,000 He wants me to go to a hematologist to rule out any other cause of lowered platelets b/c I "don't have enough of a buffer for a drop." My platelets were 137,000 last year, but I was pregnant when I was tested this time (although I miscarried a week after the blood work was done).
2025701 tn?1328919633 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.
548642 tn?1266179652 t know if it is a problem or not! Find out first. It is very common for white and red blood cell counts to drop while on treatment. It shouldn't be ignored but it might not be a big deal. Can you get your GI to give you a photocopy of your test results? Does your GI send copies of results to your GP? Maybe you can get them that way.
917763 tn?1311628896 Levels are coming up but so slowly that I worry they will not normalize and damaged liver will never be able to make enough. I know I need more patience; easy to say, hard to do. From what I can read up on, the liver makes a hormone, thrombopoietin, that stimulates the bone marrow to make platelets, and if the liver is so damaged that it can't make that, platelets don't get made.
2030686 tn?1351688548 "What can I do to get/keep this up and what are some of the causes of it?" A low platelet count usually is an indication of an underlying health issue. As with most conditions there are many causes. It is up to a doctor to diagnose the cause. There are no recommended solutions for thrombocytopenia before treatment. Transfusions are not indicated before hepatitis C therapy or during therapy unless patients have active bleeding and platelet counts > 50,000 cells/μL.
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.
1579934 tn?1431268911 Also in the med guide it stated that ribavirin (copegus) can cause a drop in red blood cell count, should I be concerned that my platelets are below normal now? Is it likely to cause my platelets to drop anymore? Hate being such a drama mama but I'm really nervous about starting tx.
495402 tn?1220617403 Thank you, I will try to negotiate it with her, I want to give the meds every opportunity to do what they're suppose to. I asked her what my viral load was now but she said that she doesn't check that every blood test, she only checks at specific milestones. I would be interested to see if it's lower though, I may ask her next time if she can check for me.
Avatar m tn s keep asking me if I have had any bleeding? Only until recently have I begun to experience, what I think might be blood in my urine. I have had a stomach ache for the last few days and have felt disoriented. Anyone else experience this please.
3159077 tn?1356031131 My NP met with the doctor who said to reduce my PegIntron from 120 mcg. to 80 mcg. due to low platelets. My weekly platelets look like this: Baseline 156, 135, 93, 76, 64, 60. My WBC weekly: 4.1, 3.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.5. My HGB is at 14.2. I don't want to drop amount of PegIntron because I want the best chance of beating this thing. I've heard others say that platelet counts in the 50's is still tolerable.
3156104 tn?1357281195 Its been a while, but they reduced some of his medications in order to get his hemoglobin to drop a little. The doctor explained that there is some correlation (and above my head) between the fall in hemoglobin and the rise of platelets. Sadly this is really only a temporary effort as it is. He is now on Eltromapag (Promacta) to increase his platelets. It takes approximately 2-4 weeks to become effective. I just hope that his body levels out after he finishes the Incivek (3 more days!
Avatar m tn My Drs. advised me to stop treatments due to a drop in platelets. I had been on the weekly shots and pills but only got to take 2 injections. I was told that the drop in platelets could cause a bleeding condition. I started with only 102,000 and dropped to below 70,000 in 2 weeks. Has anyone had a similiar problem? I was told there was a med to help build up my counts but that was nixxed after this AM blood work results came in. What can I do now?
Avatar n tn Anyway, her paltelets drop as low as 12 and when they were under 20, the doctor wanted to give her blood transfusions and blood platelet transfusions, but decided to just put her on the prednisone. She has tried various natural treatments to boost her platelets with no success.
Avatar f tn I have just taken a brief look and when I am free later I am going to digest this again, I am not fluent in the jargon of Medicine like you are but enough to glean enough to be very excited that I may have some answers to at least what has happened to me.I found of particular interest..Release of Chemically modified RNA/DNA Fragments due to toxic chemicals ,heavy metals...something definatly triggered the symptoms I have today ..
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 f tn I have low platelets. They have me checking them every week. My doctor said it's normal for pregnant women to have low platelets, as long as they don't get too low (under 75 or so). He said if they drop to the 70's then they won't give you the epidural. Good luck!
12182312 tn?1427683956 Also I was told as of last month my platelets were elevated if that has anything to do with my symptoms. They were 408, now 414.
780520 tn?1235938417 For I know that much of the time what we read online causes us to become over the top with our concerns. Also what will they being checking for with this additional blood test?