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platelets still low 7 months 5 minutes ago #71878

  • lovethatgrey
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Hello all.  
During my physical this past October the lab was unable to get an accurate platelet count due to excessive clumping.  Two attempts were made and still significant clumping.... During this same physical my liver enzymes came back high.  Since my previous hematologist is no longer on my insurance I had to find a new hematologist.  This new hematologist drew blood and did two tests for my platelet count (both with two different coagulants- Heparin and Citrate) and both came back low (99 and 120),  I am not a drinker at all.  He said that in the last 10-15 years he has seen a huge increase in Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease or (fatty liver disease) because of body weight. I am not heavy but I could stand to lose about 10-15 pounds.  I am scheduled for a liver ultrasound on Nov 8th.  
What I am most confused about are the two different approaches of both my old hematologist and my new one.  The old one never made mention of a liver issue, ever and simply wanted to monitor my platelets yearly along with me watching for any signs of bleeding/bruising.  This new hematologist scared the bejesus out of me with the liver disease. I guess I'll find out more after the 8th

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