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Can I fly on a Jet Aircraft with low blood platelets
My blood platelet count has been low since November 2007. It has been as high as 52,000 and as low as 12,000. I have had many tests and nothing shows up. Tests include blood draws, bone marrow, cat scans, pet scans, ultra sound as well as 5 day treatment with IVIG (did not work). I have been told that my spleen is enlarged, about 18cm. and it may be traping the platelets. Is it dangerous to fly on a jet aircraft with low platelets? If so how low is low and what can happen? Does the length of the trip make a difference?
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