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Should I Seek Further Testing For My Blood Results? Attached

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Posted on Sat, 1 Dec 2018
Question: should i seek further testing for my blood results? attached photos. im male 26 years old.

the platelets is concerning only because ive googled what the causes could be and now i assume the worst. and the ana im not concernwd about because i read a lot of people can be positive under 1:40 titer and be healthy
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Causes of low platelets need to be ruled out and ANA titre follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
The blood report posted by you shows normal liver function tests, normal renal function tests, normal thyroid function tests, normal lipid profile and normal blood glucose.
The complete blood count shows low platelets and rest of parameters - hemoglobin & white blood cells are normal.
Low platelets can occur in number of conditions like infections, autoimmune disease, bone marrow diseases, drug induced etc.
It is first important to rule out any viral infection in recent past.
Certain drugs can also lower platelet level.
If there is no obvious cause then probably, you need to get a follow up of complete blood counts after an interval of one month.
As far as ANA is concerned, currently the titres of ANA are not significant.
However, a follow up after few months can be done to assess the titres, since autoimmune disorders can also cause low platelets.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Shailja Puri (8 hours later)
okay what doctor should i set an appointment with. hematologist or rheumatolgist?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You may consult a Haematologist for low platelet counts as of now.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome again,

As of now, you can consult a Haematologist for low platelets.
A peripheral blood smear examination can also be added.
In case you have symptoms related to joints or any other generalized symptom, you may consult a rheumatologist.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Should I Seek Further Testing For My Blood Results? Attached

Brief Answer: Causes of low platelets need to be ruled out and ANA titre follow up. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. The blood report posted by you shows normal liver function tests, normal renal function tests, normal thyroid function tests, normal lipid profile and normal blood glucose. The complete blood count shows low platelets and rest of parameters - hemoglobin & white blood cells are normal. Low platelets can occur in number of conditions like infections, autoimmune disease, bone marrow diseases, drug induced etc. It is first important to rule out any viral infection in recent past. Certain drugs can also lower platelet level. If there is no obvious cause then probably, you need to get a follow up of complete blood counts after an interval of one month. As far as ANA is concerned, currently the titres of ANA are not significant. However, a follow up after few months can be done to assess the titres, since autoimmune disorders can also cause low platelets. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja Puri