Platelet Examination Results?
Good afternoon. Do you know if the results of the lab examination are 156 thousand platelets, can the platelets be threatened later or will go up?
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Normal platelet levels in young adults can range from 150,000 to 450,000 cells per microliter. Therefore, the platelet level you mentioned is actually still normal, even at the lower limit. It cannot be ascertained whether the platelet level will later rise or fall, without knowing the patient's condition in general.
Therefore, you need to clarify first, what is the condition of the patient at this time? Are there any complaints that are felt so that he has to undergo platelet examination? Other than platelet examination, what other tests have been done?
Platelets are blood cells that have an important role in the process of blood clotting. Thrombocyte deficiency can occur in people with infections (such as dengue fever or sepsis), leukemia, aplastic anemia, cirrhosis, idiopatic thrombocytopenic purpura, iron and folic acid deficiency, pregnancy, side effects of chemotherapy, immune disorders, and so on. Conversely, platelet levels can also increase due to malignancy, hemolytic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, tuberculosis, polycythemia vera, side effects of birth control pills, as well as in people who live in the highlands.
You should consult the results of the platelet examination directly to the doctor who examined the patient.
I hope this helps.