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What causes low platelets ??mine is 119

By Anonymous September 9, 2017 - 1:17pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing.

I can give you some general information. Thrombocytopenia refers to a low blood platelet count. Platelets are fragments of larger cells that circulate in the blood and play a role in preventing excessive bleeding. People with low blood platelets do not commonly display symptoms, but may be at risk for serious bleeding during and following trauma or surgery. Thrombocytopenia has many causes, including cancer, medications, alcohol, disease, and infections.

A platelet count is conducted routinely during annual blood examinations. Normal platelet counts range between 150,000 and 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute reports that minor bleeding is associated with platelet counts below 50,000 per microliter of blood and a count less than 20,000 puts a person at risk for serious bleeding.

Always discuss your test results with your doctor.


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