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What are the causes of low platelets and swollen stomach?

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what would cause low platelets, a swollen stomach with pain from under the rib down to the pelvis and a swollen lump in the abdomen?
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replied September 13th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description it seems that you may be having splenomegaly along with thrombocytopenia.

The specific cause cannot be determined alone from the available history and details given. Some important causes of Splenomegaly and low platelet counts include: -

1. Infection (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic)

2. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

3. Immunological disorders :
Systemic lupus erythematosus,
Serum sickness,
Hemolytic disorders

4. Tumors and malignancies of blood:

You might consult a hematologist, who can examine you and then get a few tests done and initiate the treatment for the specific condition.

I hope this helps.

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