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Can hypothyroidism cause a decrease in platelet counts?


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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At August 1, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 23, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had my TSH 7.59 mIU/L before one month. Now my TSH is 5.9 mIU/L. But my platelet count was reduced to 127,000 per microliter of blood.

About two weeks ago, I got RPOC after abortion. Now again I have done a CBC. This time also, I had my platelet count 127,000 per microliter of blood and there are few giant platelets present. What is it?

Is it normal to have low platelet count after abortion? Other parameters are in the safe range. I was taking Thyrodinum 3x (homeopathy) till last week.

I always take homeopathy medicines. Can hypothyroidism cause any decrease in platelet counts?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed your query and hypothyroidism is not related to low platelet count. Giant platelets are present when there is destruction in platelets.

Temporary viral infection, dengue, malaria, uremia, splenomegaly, bacterial infection are some of the causes that lead to a decrease in platelet count. So, if there is any clinical complaint present, then let me know about that for giving more comment. Drink a lot of water and papaya can be taken more.

I advise you repeat CBC (complete blood count) after three days and if any unusual bleeding occurs, then consult a doctor immediately.

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

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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