Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
171 Doctors are Online

Declining platelet count. Treatment?


I have steadily declining platelet count. Ferritin is also low. Numbers are as follows

Date           Platelet           Ferritin
03/24/06          139          
04/04/08          138          
04/10/09          152          
01/19/12           141          18
04/05/13          120          13
07/22/13          113          24
08/20/13          108          

I had an ultrasound and Doctor said i had a slightly enlarged spleen. I am obviously concerend and am scheduled for another round of test sin November, What are yur thoughts?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  111
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As you mentioned in this query that there is progressive depletion of platelets count and also there is enlargement of spleen as spleen enlargement is very important in this case .
We call this condition as Thrombocytopenia , may be due to ,
1 Decreased bone marrow production , diagnosis can be confirmed by blood film from bone marrow aspiration.
2 Increased splenic sequestration as this is evident ( as spleen is already enlarged)
3 Accelerated destruction of platelets as in case of dengue fever and many other high grade fever. Diagnosis can be confirmed by C B C and file for M P.
In my opinion consult a hematologist and get his opinion as spleen is also involved .
Good luck. Dr. HET
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor