Platelet transfusions

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I had a platelet transfusion of 5 units due to Dengue one year back from a reputed hospital. Since then I am worried about HIV . Is there any chance of such transmission? I didn t have any fever or flu till now. But recently I developed an itching rash on my neck which went away after 5 days. I am 6 ft tall and overweight weighing 110 kg . But I remember weighing 112 kg three months back. Although I haven t started any exercise but I have reduced eating fast food. Is this weight loss normal? Aditya.

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Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.You are unnecessarily having tension and anxiety.Had you been having HIV you would have significant symptoms along with considerable weight loss.You have lost only 2 kgs and that too with reduction in calories.Still if you have doubts and your tension persists you get...

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My 87 year old father was admitted to hospital 4 days ago following traumatic injury to prostate from aggressive catheterization 6 hrs prior to an excessive bleeding event. Surgery done to cauterize bleed 3 days ago. Has become unresponsive and HR fluctuating from 35-105. Had platelet transfusion 2hrs ago. Any idea what might be happening. I an RN but not familiar with this situation.

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I think it is simply a response of the body to the excessive bleeding.

Heart rate is fluctuating mainly in response to the bleeding to cover for the low blood pressure.

Platelet transfusion also signifies excessive bleeding which doctors are trying to control with platelet transfusion....

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A Patient aged 6 yrs with Glanzmann disease often need platelet transfusion in Bangalore.Can we get information of some charitable blood banks and hospitals which can provide platelets and further treatment at an economy price in banglore as pt is poor

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Treat episodes of bleeding with platelet transfusion and Novoseven
Bone Marrow Transplant from HLA matched Sibling without the disorder is another option.

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My father is 64 years old and is sick with diagnose Leukemia Acute
He has thrombocytes low
He has done a kimioterapia with Cytabirine for a week but the thrombocytes are reduced more
Attach are the foto of appearing signs on foot
He has and other problems with Liver and stomach
Can you give me an answer for these Questions?
Can be treated this deases?
Is there any good medicine to this illness becouse we want to send him in a specialized hospital in Greece?
Can he afford the transport with a car ( 750 km )
Can you inform me more about this deases becouse I am very concerned.
Thank you very much
Sincerely,

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Hello and thanks for the query.

As you know, acute leukemia is a very serious illness which can be very challenging to treat and maintain in remission. Frequently the low platelet count Is encountered with chemotherapy an is usually treated with periodic platelet transfusions. His bone marrow...

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hello sir...my father is 56 years old and have been suffering from low platelet count since 6 years..he is also a diabetic patient...in the month of april we reported to a local haematologist and she gave him 2_3 doses of steriods for a few days....i worked a little..like fromm 0000 ,it have been increased to 0000.....but due to consumption of these steroids he got som effect in the kidney .....but again all came into normal condition.....again after 2-3 months bruising started in his some parts of his hands....so we immediately went to apollo chennai to consult a haematologist....he asked us to undergo coagulation profile test...there he found that the platelet count was 0000...so the doctor asked us to do bone marrow biopsy test....in this report it was written that there were some insterstitial lymphocytes were seen....so the doctor further asked us to do lymphoma panel...and there it was written lymphocytes shows mixed pattern, not in favour of bone marrow lymphoma biopsy ...so the doctor said that evrything is ok now...and he asked him to have wysolome tablet for 2 weeks....bt having this his platelet count have increased to 0000....bt with having this..again his sugar level went up ie pp-480 and after food-500.....sir can yu please help us wad to do.....our local doctor is asking us to do platelet transfusion...bt we r worried....is there any risk...what shal we do?..please help us

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your fathers platelet count you have mentioned 0000 ist so? if there is a failure of bone marrow to produce platelets its difficult to manage without steroids like wysalone. you have not mentioned abt other blood cell count like WBC etc. bruises is due to less platelets which prevents clotting...

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My daughter is having surgery to remove a breast lump. Prior to surgery is having a platelet transfusion as her white platelets continue to be low. She has had the bone marrow and blood tests and still no answers but thousands of dollars in medical bills. What else can be causing this? What other tests can she do to get a definitive result?

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Hi, dear.
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You have thrombocytopenia. There are many causes of low platelet count. Like viral infection, malaria, idiopathic, drugs, malignancy etc. So definitive diagnosis can be made by bone marrow examination. It will give idea....

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I hand ITP and my menstrual has dark red clots (almost black) and a terrible odor I m on my menstrual and I have dark red clots (almost black) and it smells terrible.I also have ITP.I weight 180, I m 27,a female and have amnemia.I stopped bleeding for half a day and now its bleeding light with dark clots that stringy and very foul

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Hi welcome to health care magic........
ITP and mensturating with passing clots could be due to increased bleeding due to low platelets.Get a platelet count done and if low need to have a platelet transfusion and a 2 week course of steroids.

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My grandad has just been diagnosed with aml... He did have bleeding from the Gums but has now been givin a platelet transfusion and also 2 blood transfusions which has now stopped the bleeding of the gums, he is 73 years old and had a stroke last year in August... The hospital has now took him off the tablets he was taking to thin his blood to prevent him having another stroke... Now they have stopped him taking them what are the chances he could have another stroke also by what I have just told you and some of the symptoms I will give you now what stage of aml would you say he was at, I just want to know so that i can prepare myself.... He is short breathed, did have bleeding of the gums but that has stopped now loss of appetite and since taking a tablet they have him at the hospital today he is feeling abit nausea... Kind regards Charlene

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My Dad was diagnosed with AML in December. He is getting a light form of chemo monthly. He now is experiencing extreme discomfort due to ascites. He was scheduled to have the fluid removed, but the radiologist indicated he would not due the procedure due to his low platelet count and they would not give him a platelet transfusion unless it was a life-threatening emergency. What is the outcome of a patient in this case and isn t the extreme discomfort, inability to eat and sleep, and shortness of breath a life-threatening emergency? I think he s going to starve to death. He s gone from 175 lbs. to 140 lbs. in two years.

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Dear AML commonly presents with extramedullary involvement including of the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, gingiva, skin, and central nervous system. liver involvement may cause hypoproteinemia, increased portal pressure present with ascites....

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I had a blood test and the result just came out,my doctor says my platelet count is low at 120,is it dangerous ?

doctor1 MD

Hi Benjamin,

Welcome to HCM.
Low platelet count increases the chance of bleding. Platelets are necesary for the clotting of blood to function properly. Low platelet count increases the chance of spontaneous bleeding which may occur any where in the body. If it occurs in organs like brain, heart,...

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My Dad was diagnosed with AML in December. He is getting a light form of chemo monthly. He now is experiencing extreme discomfort due to ascites. He was scheduled to have the fluid removed, but the radiologist indicated he would not due the procedure due to his low platelet count and they would not give him a platelet transfusion unless it was a life-threatening emergency. What is the outcome of a patient in this case and isn t the extreme discomfort, inability to eat and sleep, and shortness of breath a life-threatening emergency? I think he s going to starve to death. He s gone from 175 lbs. to 140 lbs. in two years.

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Dengue fever . We have admitted the patient in the hospital having 30000 count.Blood platelet has been started inserting into the body. Also patient was noticing black stool before getting admitted. Please suggest the best medication.

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My mom had a tube put in her kidney to bypass a huge stone as she is 94 and cannot have anesthesia to have the stone removed. They had to place the tube near the top of her kidney due to the fact the stone was so big. She has been bleeding from...

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A Patient aged 6 yrs with Glanzmann disease often need platelet transfusion in Bangalore.Can we get information of some charitable blood banks and hospitals which can provide platelets and further treatment at an economy price in banglore as pt is poor

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Hi Doctor, My Mom aged 45 is diagnosed AML - M2. She had mouth ulcer and irritation on eating food. We went for check up, they have done endoscopy and a blood test . In the blood report, Platelets count was less. Followed that we did Peripheral...

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My daughter is having surgery to remove a breast lump. Prior to surgery is having a platelet transfusion as her white platelets continue to be low. She has had the bone marrow and blood tests and still no answers but thousands of dollars in medical bills. What else can be causing this? What other tests can she do to get a definitive result?

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I have cancer. Had been taking Xeloda and Coumidin together for about 5-6 weeks. Discontinued 3 weeks ago due to low WBC. Platelets last week were 1,000. Is there an ayurvedic medicine that can increase platelet level? Have had 2 platelet transfusions in 2 weeks. Level reaches 60,000 then 1 week later, seems to plummet.

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