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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My friend has low platelet count of 0000 with normal wbc,rbc and hemoglobin.
What does this mean.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   There are many conditions where the platelet counts reduce
User :   My friend has Low platelet count
Doctor :  
but the other counts are normal
User :   Like no cancer right
User :   yes
User :   all other are perfect
Doctor :  
It could be inherent platelet deficiency
Doctor :  
What is the age of your friend?
User :   36
Doctor :  
User :   need to worry
Doctor :  
To determine the causes I have to ask you few questions
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Why were the tests done?
User :   yearly check up
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Does he have any other problems?
User :   nothing
Doctor :  
Does he bleed relentless whenver he is hurt
User :   no
User :   never
Doctor :  
But this is very rare with low counts but no symptoms
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
Ofcourse the low platelet count with no symptoms are to be observed for some tme
User :   like something to be worried
Doctor :  
There could be something serious
Doctor :   or normal too
User :   like cancer
Doctor :  
So just stay cool but keep following with doctor
User :   ok
User :   i am worried weather he has lukemia
Doctor :  
I also suggest a repeat platelet count done
Doctor :  
if possible
User :   he did
User :   same count
Doctor :  
What is the weight?

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