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My wife just had a blood test done. They notice her platlet level was low, although they did not give her the count. They want her to come back for further blood test. I've been reading about (thrombocytopenia) and the causes of it.
I won't jump to any conclusion here but can you put my mind to rest? For I know that much of the time what we read online causes us to become over the top with our concerns. Also what will they being checking for with this
additional blood test?
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Does she have Hepatitis C. This forum is for people with HCV.
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780520 tn?1235938417
no
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Thrombocytopenia has multitude of causes. Your wife's doctor will look at her history, symptoms, and lab work to determine what is causing low platelet count. It is not possible to make any conclusions over the internet without knowing details.

Low platelet count definitely needs to be investigated.
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Well, if she doesn't have hepatitis C, this is already good news. I am sure her doctor will find a reason for low platelets. Sometimes immune system destroys them, or low count can be a reaction to some medication.
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