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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Why has platelet count gone down after CABG?
Query: Hi doctor,My father underwent CABG for six months. Till then he was on Clopilet alone. His platelet would remain at 150000. After CABG, he has been put on Ecosprin and after that, his platelets remain at 110000 to 140000. Is that fine? He has no other complaints. Is there something we can do to impr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on our query, my opinion is as follows: Platelet count at any time above 100000 per microliter of blood is always good. The minimum platelet count, most of us expect is 50000, below which mild risk of bleeding starts. Hence, 110000 to 140000 per microliter of ... Read Full »
How to increase platelet count during dengue fever?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 years old. She has been suffering from fever for five days. Her fever is in the range of 99 to 102 degrees. When we visited a doctor, he asked for a blood test. The blood report shows that she is positive for dengue. The platelet count has dropped already to 52000 from 1,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the data you have posted. Low platelet count occurs in almost 70% of people with dengue fever. Normally, in case of disease the platelet count may go low for four to five days and then starts rising. Low platelet count (<100000) has risk of bleedi... Read Full »
My brother has dengue, and his platelet count has increased from 11,000 to 17,000. Is this a sign of recovery?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can a son donate platelets to his father?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My grandmother has a platelet count of 10,000. Will she be alright?
Query: Hello doctor,My grandmother has a platelet count of 10,000. 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 ... Read Full »
Answer: 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 myel... 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 icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
What to do 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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/cmm. Only if this threshold is crossed, there is a risk of bleeding. Even in such situations, there is an optio... Read Full »