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Low paltelet count.

Patient: MY PLATELET COUNT IS 132 sHOULD i WORRY ?”

 

 

Doctor: I realize your concern about low platelet count; a normal count is about 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter (x 10?6/Liter) of blood. Certain medications and long-term bleeding problems ulcers contribute reducing the supply of platelets. It might also been produced after a recent infection.Let me reassure you that the 132 000 should not worry you about bleeding risk, but I would suggest you to take another CBC in a month and if the numbers decrease to around a 100 000, your doctor might need to test you for possible kidney problems and spleen conditions that might be causing your low platelet numbers. I wish you the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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