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What is low platlet count? Is there a cure for it? Is it cancer?

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I'm diabetic. 140 to 180 daily.

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Please provide some additional information.

What are your age and gender?

What is your platelet count result?

Do you suffer from weakness, bleeding, etc?

Any recent fever, infection?

Duration of symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
82 yrs old female. platlet ct is 87. no weakness, no fever, no infections. I discovered in some old blood tests as far back as 2012 that I was low. anyway what causes it.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'am on a limited budget, I just wanted some simple honest answers. My PC thinks it is no big deal.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, The causes of low platelet include anemia, vitamin B-12 deficiency, folate deficiency, iron deficiency, viral infections, medicines induced.

If you don't have any symptoms then it's not worrisome.

A clinical evaluation and correlation of your all blood testing findings can provide a causative factor.

As you had low platelet count in 2012 then it could be some sort of infection which had caused it.

If you are still concerning then a repeat Complete blood count can be done when you have a general health check-up.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I take B12 daily 2000mgs daily. is it caner?

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