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Low platelets, increase in liver enzymes, low b12 and magnesium. Concerning?

I have been dealing with low platelets for a year now usually running in the 80s, but they have fallen in the 40's and my liver enyzmes or up. My b12 is right at the border of low, low magnesuim etc. I just want to know should I be concerned, they was saying itp but with the low b12 and liver they are sending me back to hemotologist.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Low level of vitamin B 12 indicates deficiency of vitamin B 12. Vitamin B 12 deficiency leads to anemia.
Increase in liver enzymes is caused due to damage to the liver cells. This damage can be caused due to infection, inflammation, etc.
Low magnesium levels indicate deficiency of magnesium.
It seems you that you are suffering from multiple deficiencies.
You need to consult your doctor for nutritional supplements and prescription of health supplements- Vitamin B 12, folic acid, vitamins and minerals, etc.

Low level of platelets can be due to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
A history of low platelets for more than six months, suggests chronic ITP.
This conditions is commonly treated with steroids.
Consult your doctor for the prescription of the drug.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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