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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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My platelet count is 129 thousand, is that too low? Do I

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my platelet count is 129 thousand, is that too low?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Do I need to see a Hematologist? Current medication is HRT.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I'm allergic to Codeine, but daily I take Bio-Identical HRT
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My count has always been somewhat low, but I want to know if a specialist is needed. I was diagnosed with a Lupus anti-coagulant in 2001
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,such platelet count is not considered severely low.

Low platelet counts can come from autoimmune diseases, bacterial or viral infections, kidney disease, low production of platelets in the bone marrow, including some anemias. There is no particular danger unless platelets fall below 30,000/mL.

However if you have associated symptoms like easy bruising,fatigue,Rash (pinpoint red spots.A blood complete picture, looking for abnormalities of other cell lines(red and white cells), and a bone marrow biopsy and other tests, may be required in an appropriate clinical context.

If you feel well and do not have any symptoms,you should not worry.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

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