Hello wr. WB n nDok I want to ask n nI am 15 3 days ago I had a high fever, chills and checked with the doctor, my platelets were 126 and I was treated at home, now 2 days later I checked again that my platelets were actually 121 even though physically I already feel fit and healthy so n nPlease answer nThank you
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The platelets can decrease or it is called thrombocytopenia because of the many possibilities. The following are some of them:
There is an enlargement of the spleen (which causes platelets to become trapped in the spleen and unable to get out of the bloodstream), for example in diseases such as malaria, mononucleosis, liver disorders, hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, certain cancers. ), HIV, hepatitis, or the use of certain drugs Increased platelet destruction, for example in dengue fever (DHF), autoimmune diseases (Lupus or RA), ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), drug side effects, etc. In your case, you should first clearly ask the doctor who treated you what disease caused your platelet drop. In most cases, especially if the decrease in platelets is not too severe (still above 100,000), usually the platelets will return to normal on their own without giving any symptoms.
Go to the hospital immediately if you experience spontaneous bleeding (eg, nosebleeds, bleeding gums without any trigger), have large, un-triggered bruises, experience vomiting of blood or black stools, or have severe headaches with decreased consciousness and other neurological symptoms.
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