Causes Low Platelets And Bulging Belly?

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I want to ask about the clogged red blood cells, that’s when I get treatment then check the blood results I declared low platelets but high blood pressure … then the symptoms that I feel my stomach bulging and hard so that when I do activities and eat I feel so good … the doctor advised me to go to the nearest hospital because the puskesmas could not say what illness I was. From these symptoms, can I know which disease I am experiencing?

1 Answer:

Hi Elsa,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Low platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) can occur due to various factors, namely:

Many platelets are trapped in the spleen (platelet trapping), for example due to Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
Lack of platelet production, for example due to leukemia, certain anemia, viral infections (especially hepatitis C, HIV), alcoholism, chemotherapy side effects
Increased platelet destruction, for example due to pregnancy, autoimmune disorders (such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), bacteremia (bacterial infection in the blood), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and drug side effects (such as anti-malaria drugs, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anti-bacterial infections) seizure)

Referring to your description, your stomach that looks bulging, hardened, and feels like it might be caused by splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) associated with low platelet levels. Some of the causes of thrombocytopenia can indeed trigger splenomegaly, or vice versa, splenomegaly that triggers thrombocytopenia.


Without conducting a direct examination on you, it is certainly not our authority to ascertain the cause of your complaint, and determine the appropriate handling. Therefore, we suggest that you check yourself again with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine to have a physical examination and further examination, such as laboratories, ultrasound, and so on. Depending on the cause, your condition can later be treated with variety. In cases of severe thrombocytopenia, your doctor may even recommend that you undergo a blood or platelet transfusion, as well as presenting several types of drugs, surgery, and even plasma exchange so that your condition can improve.


In order to improve your condition, you should first multiply rest, eat healthy food, drink enough, live a healthy lifestyle, do not consume alcohol or any medication except what your doctor prescribes. In order to minimize the risk of bleeding due to thrombocytopenia, avoid activities that are vulnerable to make you experience cdera.


Hope this helps ...

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