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Offline pozzitive

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Low Platelets
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:36:09 PM »
It has been a while since I freak out about my HIV lab results. I should be happy because my CD4 count went up, more than a hundred from 323 to 470 but instead I am here freaking out even though my doctor said this was a good result. But I noticed that my platelet count was low.

Platelets 140 - Low - normal range is 155 - 379.
CD8 pos Lymph - 39.1 - High - normal is 12 to 35.
CD4 pos Lymph was 29.3 - normal is 30 to 58.

So here I am having a panic attack imagining the worst things possible...
I just had a flu wondering if tat could alter that.

I thought I did not let these results affect me anymore...

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Offline newt

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Re: Low Platelets
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 01:42:43 AM »
Yes, flu can do this. Your platelets are only marginally lower than normal. Many other things, eg anaemia, can lower your platelets,  and many obvious causes should have been visible from consideration of all the results presented on a full blood panel.

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Offline bocker3

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Re: Low Platelets
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 07:28:51 AM »
A single low (and yours is not all that low) plt count is nothing to worry about.  So many possible causes of a transient low result here.  I would not give it a second thought as even at this level you have plenty to function as you need them.

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2015 969/28% <20

Offline Theyer

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Re: Low Platelets
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 08:10:01 AM »
I have lived with Platelets that low for 10 plus years. IN 1994 or thereabouts I was diagnosed with thromber something or other meaning the spleen ate my platelets.
3 years off monthly transfusions over two days saw them reach the 120 mark ,before they where crashing to single figures .

No interventions now stable at 150plus bloods every 3 months

In this time, with these numbers I have had one serious accident that required metal in foot , 3 heart attacks and I have lost count off the falls. Two bouts off chemo. It does affect dentistry in that I have mine at a Dental Hospital.

This is the first time I have thought off them in ages.
Hope this helps
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