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Low platelet count with headaches, chronic renal insufficiency - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   question 4 wks ago my platlet count went down to 0000 week later back up to 0000, two weeks later 0000 today it was 0000 should i be concerned as to why this variation is occuring and if so what should i do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u get any injury in the recent past
User :   no the week before it went to 95k i had a virai infection in my throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do have chronic renal insuffency
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other symptoms
User :   i take aranesp for anemai
User :   only unusual thing last week or two has been mild head aches from time to tiem but nothing else different that always
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it usually occurs as a part of chronic renal insufficinecy
User :   i see so the renal disease can be causing the platelet issue like it is causing the anemia
Doctor :   it causes low iron so anemia
User :   right but would that have anything to do with the platlet levels
Doctor :   it can reduce the platelet levels
User :   my platlets have beenok when my hemoglogbin has been in the nines
Doctor :   but nothing toworry
User :   ok so you wouold no pursure to see if it is anything bad like bone marrow diseas of sometype
Doctor :   could u repeat
Doctor :   i didnt get u
User :   so you dont think it is anything serious like a disease of the bone marrow like leukemia or something
Doctor :   probably not
Doctor :   but u can keep on monitoring your
Doctor :   platelet count and see
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   in case of chronic renal insufficiency
Doctor :   there is fall that isnt so
Doctor :   drastic
Doctor :   as compared to that in leukemia
Doctor :   if it further continues to drop then u can consider the other investigations
User :   i see so the drop from 140's to the low 100's is nothing to worry about at this time
Doctor :   it is seen to that extent in cri
User :   thank you very much fo ryour help
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   bye bye
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