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My grandmother has a platelet count of 10,000. Will she be alright?

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Answered by

Dr. Singh Smrita

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 12, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 11, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My grandmother has a platelet count of 10,000 per microliter of blood. She is currently on her blood pressure medication. Of note, at the age of 52, she was operated on for severe menstrual bleeding. However, there is no sign of cancer in our whole family. Today is her transfusion. Will she be alright? I have attached the lab test results for your reference.

Answered by Dr. Singh Smrita

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have viewed the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) apart from a punched-out lesion on the skull. There seems to be no abnormality.

Generally, a lytic lesion in the bones of an elderly person would raise the suspicion of multiple myeloma.

Your grandma has been worked up for multiple myeloma, and the tests were normal. Given the test results, she should improve with the transfusion.

I am sure your treating doctor will make the best efforts to prevent any adverse outcomes.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Singh Smrita
Dr. Singh Smrita

Hematology

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