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Platelets can decrease with viral infections. That is a normal response.
Normal with our lab is 130-400 thousand so you are back in the low normal range. You really don't have anything to worry about and especially should not be concerned about a cancer.
Platelets do increase in certain cancers but it would be greater than 400,000 and keep in mind that cancer is not the only thing that increases platelets.
Sounds like you are mending well!
Yes they can rarely with certain types. Usually they increase in production with cancers. You may be thinking of white blood cells decreasing with leukemia.
And you are right different labs do use different parameters.
Hello, I wanted to copy you from UP TO DATE a medical site that is used by many health care professionals regarding low platelet counts or thrombocytopenia.
I am sorry if you misunderstood me about leukemia. Yes it can also lower your platelets after your spleen is enlarged or you have had chemotherapy. I should have explained my answer better when I said "Yes, they can rarely in certain types"
I hope this does not confuse you more.
Decreased platelet production - Platelet production by the bone marrow can be impaired when the marrow is suppressed or damaged. In almost all disorders caused by marrow suppression or damage, white cell and red cell production are also affected. Examples include:
Increased platelet destruction - Increased platelet destruction is seen in a number of conditions, including:
I do understand completely. I was going to ask you about when your next CBC was. It really could have been due to the Swine Flu. Mono is another one that can decrease your platelets alot. You did not mention how your white count was. If that is in normal range than you should be sitting good!
I wish you the best!
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