Low Platelet

Platelet is responsible to form blood clots and they stop bleeding. Low platelet count is seen in the condition of thrombocytopenia. It can occur due to problems in the immune system and leukemia. There is frequent bruising, prolonged bleeding from wounds, petechie, and fatigue. This condition is treated depending on the cause. When there is severe blood loss, then it is treated by giving transfusion of platelets. If it occurs due to problems in the immune system, they are treated by giving corticosteroids.

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I have been suffering from symptoms of low platelet count for nine months. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My platelets counts have been low for nine months now. Sometimes it increases but again becomes low. I am feeling weakness and dizziness. I am eating kiwi, pomegranate, and other fruits to get the level up, but nothing seems to be working. The primary care that the doctor suggested is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. There can be many causes of low platelet count. It would be best if you get a detailed evaluation for the same. Increased spleen size can cause low platelet; you need an ultrasound to find this cause. Apart...  Read Full »

My platelets count is decreasing. And I am having fever from last 6 days with continuous headache.

Query: Hi Doctor, I am having fever since last 6 days with continuous headache. I am taking Paracetamol on regular intervals, but my fever temperature is not decreasing from 100 degree, sometimes it reaches to 103 degree as well. Because of the fever my appetite is also reducing day by day. I got it checke...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Platelet count decreases in many other infections also, not only in dengue. If your fever temperature is not getting down with Paracetamol, then it means you had taken a very low dosage and many times it is not able to lower the temperature. You can take tablet Diclomol t...  Read Full »

Tests for dengue are negative, then why is the platelet count low?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is admitted to the hospital as his platelet count is 8000/cumm. The tests for dengue and NS1 are negative. After injection of 4 units of platelet, his platelet count is 12000/cumm. Then after administering 2 and 4 more units, the platelet count was 23000/cumm and 22000/cumm re...  Read Full »


Dr. Chelladurai Pandian Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is definitely not normal. Even though dengue antigen is negative, the low platelet count gives suspicion of dengue. The line of management is on the right way. So do not worry. Once the platelet count crosses 25000, we can stop the platelet transfusion. Only freque...  Read Full »

Please give your feedback regarding my preventive health screening reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I recently went for a preventive health screening. I need your valuable feedback regarding my reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only discrepancy seen is that the platelet count is borderline, although not totally abnormal. Rest of your reports are normal including chloride which is given in bold letters. Now...  Read Full »

Why did my platelet count fall after a week of fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 57 years old. I have a persistent low-grade fever for a week. At the end of the week, I did not have a fever. We did a blood test and it showed me a low platelet count of 127 thousand/microliter. Before six months, I did a blood test and it showed me a platelet count of 166 thousand...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to hear that your fever has got subsided. Low platelet count is referred to as thrombocytopenia. Your count is 1,27,000 /mm3 and it falls under mild range (normal range: 1,00,000/mm3 to 1,50,000/mm3). It can occur due to multiple reasons. It can occur due to ...  Read Full »

Is low platelet count a symptom of dengue?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has nagging dry cough for about one month. Our physician has doubted it as allergic bronchitis and the x-ray also justifies the same. As per today, his platelet count is 125000. Is there anything to worry? Or is this a sign of dengue? Myself and my brother have just recovered f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For dengue, the first and the foremost thing to be present is fever. Dengue is not diagnosed only on the basis of platelet count. Also, mild thrombocytopenia (low platelet) is common in older adults. All you have to check is the trend of platelet count ...  Read Full »

Will low platelet count cause tiredness, weight reduction, fever, and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood report show: Low platelet count (150). TSH - 0.03. Occasionally teardrop cell present and pencil cell seen. I am feeling feverish, tired, reduced weight, and headache all the time. I have thyroid for the last eight to nine years and I am currently taking Thyronorm 100...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and following is my opinion for your asked question. In the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) hemoglobin level is low and eosinophils are raised. Low hemoglobin along with low PCV (pack cell volume) suggestive of ...  Read Full »

Please give your suggestion on my blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my blood report here for your reference. Please have a look and give me your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have iron deficiency anemia or a hemolytic process going and also you have low platelets. For iron deficiency anemia, I would suggest getting an iron profile, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), hemoglobin and electrophoresis. I suggest 325 mg of Iron three...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for platelet disorder.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from platelet disorder from the last one month. She had nearly about 58 units of platelet transfusion, but still her platelet count is not up to the mark. What to do further?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Platelet count needs to be maintained around 200000, if there is no bleeding. As I am not sure about the platelet count and the cause of your mother, if this is maintained then it is adequate. Multiple platelet transfusions c...  Read Full »

What to do for ITP in a 2.5 year old girl?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 2.5 years old. She is diagnosed with ITP last month. Initially, she had minor itching near armpits but now she is fine. She is eating well, and her weight is constantly 12.5 kg for the last one month. She had a little fever with cough and cold three days back, but now t...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read her reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The latest report shows the normal platelet Count. So no need to worry regarding any bleeding. The total WBC (white blood corpuscles) count is high, but it could be due to an infection of the uppe...  Read Full »

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