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What is the significience of a low Platelets count? 134 L

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What is the significience of a low Platelets count? 134 L       140 - 415 x10E3/uL
Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Deanna, RN replied 9 years ago.

Platelets are important in the formation of clots. Low platelet counts lead to increased risks of bleeding. Levels may vary slightly from lab to lab, but the values you show are about average. A platelet count of 134 is low, but not excessively so.

Some medications may also alter platelet levels. Aspirin is one of these, so a slightly low platelet count may be considered a normal or even desired variant.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you need me to elaborate further.

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