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Do low platelets make you tired?

Not necessarily: Low platelets usually do not cause tiredness unless the underlying cause of the low platelets is the cause of the tiredness. Example: if the low platelets are due to chemotherapy administration then the tiredness is due to the chemo not the low platelets.

What causes low platelets? If your bone marrow isn’t producing enough platelets, you’ll have a low platelet count. The causes of low platelet production include: aplastic anemia. vitamin B-12 deficiency. folate deficiency. iron deficiency. viral infections, including HIV, Epstein-Barr, and chickenpox.

Can high platelets cause fatigue? If a patient has a high platelet count, and depending on their red and white blood cell count, symptoms can include the following: Headache and chest pain. Fatigue and weakness. Dizziness or light-headedness.

What are symptoms of low platelet count? Low blood platelets can be a dangerous condition. Platelets allow blood to clot, so the main symptoms of low blood platelets include bruising, an inability to stop bleeding from a wound, nosebleeds and skin conditions called purpura and petechiae.

What does a low platelet count indicate? Thrombocytopenia refers to a low blood platelet count. Platelets are fragments of larger cells that circulate in the blood and play a role in preventing excessive bleeding. People with low blood platelets do not commonly display symptoms, but may be at risk for serious bleeding during and following trauma or surgery.

What medications can lower platelets?

What medications can lower platelets? Here are some of the most common medicines used to lower high platelet count: Hydroxyurea: Usually used to treat cancers, this medicine can help lower your platelet count. The combination of hydroxyurea and aspirin is the standard treatment for primary thrombocythemia these days.

What foods lower blood platelets? Fruits. Berries, cherries, oranges and raisins also contain salicylates that reduce platelet aggregation, according to a study on the effects of salicylates found in food on cardiovascular health. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, grapes also reduce platelet aggregation.

What are the dangers of low platelet count? People with a low number of platelets may bleed or bruise easily, even after a minor injury. A low platelet count increases the risk of bleeding, especially from the mouth, nose and gastrointestinal tract.

How low can your platelets go before death? A platelet count below 50,000 is low. When your platelet count is low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. A platelet count below 20,000 is very low. When it’s this low, you may bleed even when you are not injured.