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Cure for low platelet count - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my platelet count is 134     
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hello
User :   I have done my CBC 3 times in the last 1 year
User :   it was 131, 145, 134
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   everything else is normal
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   is there anything i should do to for my low platelets
Doctor :   What is normal range given in the report/
User :   150 - 400
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   For what reason did you perform the test?
User :   first was routine yearly test. second I got it done when I was in India. My mom passed away because of meningitis so we had everyone in the family checked up again. and the third one is recent around a week back as I was about to go another routine yearly check up
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you on any mediation?
User :   no
User :   i am 29 yrs old...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How about the morphology of the platelets?
User :   MPV is not shown in the result
User :   White Blood Cell Count 5.6 4.0-11.0 K/uL Red Blood Cell Count 5.17 4.40-6.00 M/uL Hemoglobin 14.2 13.5-18.0 g/dL Hematocrit 42.2 40.0-52.0 % MCV 82 80-100 fL MCH 27.5 27.0-33.0 pg MCHC 33.6 31.0-36.0 g/dL RDW 12.4
User :   Those are my results
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you have to get few further test to get to any diagnosis.
Doctor :   that includes
Doctor :   1) Prothrombin time
Doctor :   2) Partial thromboplastin time
Doctor :   3)
Bleeding time
Doctor :   Did you have any infection recently?
User :   i had cold ..
User :   i took OTC meds
User :   like dayquil and nyquil
Doctor :   When did you have the cold?
User :   10 days before the test
Doctor :   Then that could probably the reason for decreased platelet count
User :   ok should i repeat the test in the next month
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   no
User :   never
Doctor :   Deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid can result in low platelet production.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Repeat the test after a month.
User :   ok thanks doc
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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