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My lab report show that my platelet count is 120 is there a

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My lab report show that my platelet count is 120 is there a need for concern. My dad had MDS should I see a hematologist?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm taking lisonopril for high blood pressure and tivcay and truvada for hiv. My cd4 count is 1714
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: Yes there is. I have been on lisonopril for about 4 years.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Cancer runs in the family.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 4 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

A platelet count of 120 is only slightly low.

Definitely nowhere near a worrisome range.

The most likely cause of your low platelet count is the Truvada which is well known to cause a low platelet count.

I would simply continue to monitor it every few months and see how it trends.

If it goes below 75 then I would consider seeing a hemotologist.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 4 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

If not, please don't forget to leave a rating, thanks!