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What are the causes of low blood platelet count?

hi , iam 26 yr old . just recently i went for my CBC test n i came to know that i have a low platelet count in my CBC. can you please tell me whats the caused of it? i've been cosuming i-pill that is a contraceptive pill and i smoke marijuana occasionally.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Low platelets are caused by decreased production of platelets, increased destruction of platelets in bone marrow or in peripheral blood.
Certain drugs are known to cause destruction of platelets in blood or in bone marrow.
However, contraceptive pills are not known to cause fall in platelet counts.
Marijuana can be responsible for fall in platelet counts.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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What are the causes of low blood platelet count?

Hello and welcome to HCM, Low platelets are caused by decreased production of platelets, increased destruction of platelets in bone marrow or in peripheral blood. Certain drugs are known to cause destruction of platelets in blood or in bone marrow. However, contraceptive pills are not known to cause fall in platelet counts. Marijuana can be responsible for fall in platelet counts. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja P Wahal