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Painful hands, legs and fingers. Done blood test. What does platelet count suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Good Evening Doc
User:From morning am having pain in my hand,leg,fingers.. so got little nervous whether it can be dengue
Doctor:Do you have fever too along with this?
User:no my temperature is normal
User:so did a blood CBC check morning..and platelet came to 2 lac 16 thousnand
Doctor:Then it must be due to physical strain
Doctor:Platelet count is normal
User:even though its within normal but the count seems to be less
Doctor:I do not think you have Dengue
User:so did a dengue fever test today evening and result came negative but platelet count came to 2 lac 13 thousand
Doctor:To confirm on Dengue, the count should be below 80,000 approximately
User:it got reduced
User:so can i reject the chance of dengue here?
Doctor:Yes, you can safely reject that option
User:also can there be other reasons that platelet count can reject
User:my WBC and RBC are well within normal
Doctor:Normal platelet count is above 1,50,000
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:You do not have Dengue
User:can there be other reasons that platelet count can reduce. Acutally am suffering from GERD so did a CBC test last thursday and platelet count was 2 lac 61 thousand and this week it reduced
Doctor:Platelet count will vary diurnally
Doctor:The values change on a daily basis
Doctor:it is expected that your values changed too
Doctor:Nothing to worry as long as it is above 1,50,000
User:okies..thanks doc.. was worried as platelet reduced..asked as last year i suffered with Dengue and count came to 1 lac 91 thousand when i was diagnosed last year
User:so ws worried this time
Doctor:Nothing to be worried about this time
Doctor:Just watch for fever, rashes on the body
Doctor:over next few day
Doctor:If you develop these, then you may repeat the test again
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all for now?
Doctor:Pleasant evening again
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Do come back on chat if you face health problems.
Doctor:Bye for now
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