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Improve Platelet Count

Platelet count can be improved naturally by consuming certain foods like dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, beef, liver, eggs, fish, certain fruits such as kiwi, oranges, strawberries, and fortified breakfast cereals. Supplements also help increase the platelet count, which includes papaya leaf extract and chlorophyll.

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My father has leukemia. Can I donate platelets for him?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from a low platelet count due to leukemia. Can I donate platelets to my father? Someone at blood bank told me that son's platelet will not increase the count to a parent. I am in search of a donor for my father.  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Platelet count is reduced in leukemia because the cells in the bone marrow produce platelets known as megakaryocytes that are replaced by leukemic cells. If your father is receiving chemotherapy, then also all the blood counts, including platelets, will be reduced. Yo...  Read Full »

What to be done next if one is tested positive for dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, A relative of mine is admitted to a local hospital and tested positive for dengue. His platelet count was checked thrice. The first time they checked it was yesterday afternoon, and the count was 83,000. The second time they tested him yesterday evening and the count was 81,000. The th...  Read Full »

Dr. Girish Chandrakant Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fever with body ache is one of the typical symptoms of dengue fever. There is absolutely no need to worry as long as the platelet count is more than 20,000 per microliter of blood. Only if this threshold is crossed, there is a risk of bleeding. Even in such situatio...  Read Full »

Why does my grandmother have a platelet count of 10,000?

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. Wil...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 myel...  Read Full »

When does platelet count return to normal in dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having dengue fever for the past week. His platelet count was 20,000 three days ago. They increased to 26,000 in the morning but reached 13,000 in the evening. He was given RDP, but the platelet count was 11,000 in the morning, even after transfusion. It has now in...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the fever spikes are normal for three days, the chances of improving platelet count are quite high. There could be bleeding tendencies when the platelet count is low. After the transfusion, platelets started to increase, which is a good sign.   Read Full »

Do platelet count increase after doing a single donor platelet transfusion?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is admitted in ICU for the past two days due to a heavy loss in platelet count after dengue. Her organs got affected and she is under a ventilator. Single donor platelet transfusion, plasma, and blood with an antibiotic have been given for the past two days. I want medical advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about the illness. I have checked the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a positive finding in the report. There is high SGPT (alanine transaminase), high SGOT (aspartate transaminase), high bilirubin, fragment...  Read Full »

How can platelets count be increased in a dengue patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has been diagnosed with dengue fever since last week evening. His platelets were 1,35,000 five days back, then decreased a day later to 1,17,0000. Then next day night he was admitted in hospital because his platelets reduce again and count was 80,000. After admitting, his pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, admitting the patient will not lead to an improvement in platelet count. The patient will be advised admission when the platelet counts are low because of the risk associated with bleeding due to low platelet count. Secondly, initially, there will be high-...  Read Full »

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