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    What causes fluctuating platelet count?

My son has a low HB and platelet count 138 he had a blood test 2 week ago and the platelets were 145, why would the platelets decrease in just 2 weeks, our dr has refered him to a paeditrician is there anything to worry about (my husband had cancer 10 years ago)
Fri, 9 Jan 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
His platelet count is not fluctuating. both counts are same. Slight variation is common due to instrument. He may have viral infection or some thing else. Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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