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Platelet count 7 months 1 week ago #72177

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My platelet count has been 70 the last two blood tests I’ve had and my PCP referred me to a hematologist. I was told my count should be 140-400.  Is 70 considered dangerously low?
Thanks.  This is extremely new and I’m overwhelmed with all the information out there.

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Platelet count 7 months 1 week ago #72178

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When is your appointment with the hematologist?  Good your PCP has referred you.  Why not wait until you talk to the hematologist before you get worried & overwhelmed?!    Yes the normal range for a platelet count is 140k-400k, or 150k to 450k - all depends on the lab.   70k is low but it is a count all of us would love to have :)    
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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Platelet count 7 months 1 week ago #72180

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I wouldn't worry . I very much doubt  you will require treatment with a count of 70. Hopefully a 'watch and wait' approach will be applied. These days treatment is rarely commenced with a count above 30 unless the patient is symptomatic. 
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Platelet count 6 months 2 weeks ago #72233

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I wouldn't worry either unless you have lots of unusual bleeding. In fact this forum helped me a lot to know when to worry and when not.

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