Question by  Nekka1 (27)

What are some possible causes of a low blood platelets count?


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

A low platelet count can be caused by certain medications, pregnancy, bacteria in the blood, diseases called ITP and TTP, immune diseases, reduced production of, or increased breakdown of platelets.


Answer by  jamiec (74)

Some causes are as follows: Infections with Hepatitis C and/or HIV,medicines such as Heparin, Chemotherapy,Chronic Liver Disease. The secondary causes could be: immunodeficiency states, lupus, and a type of leukemia.


Answer by  stanley (21)

One example of a cause of low platelets is HIT or Heparin Induced Thromosis. It's a reaction some people have when they receive the blood thinner heparin and their body has almost an allergic reaction to it resulting in a decrease in platelets.


Answer by  Hawthorne (129)

I had a dangerously low platelet count and was diagnosed with ITP, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. I had to take a prescription to get my platelets to come back up. Interestingly, for me, depending upon the region of the country I live in triggers them to drop or stay normal.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

A low blood platelet count is the direct result of having no iron or b12 cells in your body or having a low count of them. You can get rid of this problem, by eating foods that are rich in iron and also folic acid. Some good examples are bread, grains and spinach.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Many cuases inclduing hypothyroid, alcohol, liver disease, enlarged spleen, medications like Septra, and any number of bone marrow disease ranging from fibrosis to leukemia.

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