For your information, bleeding tendency and symptoms occur only when the platelet count is very ââlow. The normal platelet count is 1.5 - 4.5 lakhs per cmm.
Just a platelet count, which is just at the borderline, does not indicate that you can get cancer. A low platelet count could be often a lab error, in which case, a retest can be done. For proper diagnosis of the underlying condition, a complete hemogram, a peripheral blood smear and coagulation profile will be needed. In addition, a bone marrow examination might also be done to confirm the diagnosis.
There are no specific ways to increase platelet counts, other than platelet transfusions. But such ââtransfusions are done only when the platelet counts are very low (less than 20,000 platelets /cmm).
Once a person recovers from the underlying condition causing platelet destruction or reduced âproduction, recovery proceeds in a slow manner. With time, the bone marrow expands , and increases âthe âproduction of platelets, in required amounts. But in some cases, the counts will still be lower, due âto âanti-platelet antibodies, which may destroy the newly produced platelets. â
Over time, as complete recovery occurs, your platelet count will normalize.
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