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Concerned about the low platelet count - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   what could cause a low white blood cell and platelet count
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could be due to two things
User :   what
Doctor :   one due to low production or two due to early destruction
User :   could this be a sign of some type of cancer
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   in cancer these counts increase beyond the normal; limits
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms?
User :   wbc count is 2.5 and platelete is 145 no other symptoms was having flu like symtoms
Doctor :   ok wbc 2.5 thousand?
User :   no just 2.5 was all I was told plat-143,000
Doctor :   platelet count is normal
User :   sorry i ment 145,000
Doctor :   wbc if its 2.5 thousand then its very low
Doctor :   if its 2.5 laks then its very high
User :   the doct said it's low
Doctor :   then it must be 2.5 thousand
Doctor :   ok this can happen in some kind of infections where the wbc get used up and give low count etc
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