Red And Purple Bruises On The Feet And Red Spots On The Chin?
My 7-year-old daughter complained of persistent abdominal pain even though she had taken an upset stomach medicine from a doctor. At his feet appeared bruised red and purple. on his chin there is a red dot. erythrocyte lab results 4.2; platelets 167,000 and cloting time 7 minutes 30 seconds. Other complaints the swollen gums and sore tongue. The doctor gave a bleeding medicine, pain medication and stomach medicine before eating. From the lab results, How severe is my child’s illness and what are the possible illnesses? Thank you
Hi Muhammad Fahmi, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Here are the normal limits on the lab exam you are asking about:
- platelets. Normal platelet counts in the blood are around 150,000 to 400,000 platelets per microliter (mcL). However, the range of normal platelet counts in each person can be different.
- Erythrocytes. Normal red blood cell levels in adult men are between 4.7-6.1 million / microliter (mcl), and in adult women it is 4.2-5.4 million / mcl. Whereas in children, normal erythrocyte levels are 4.1-5.5 million / mcl.
- Clotting time. Bleeding generally stops between 1-9 minutes but can be longer in children which is 1-13 minutes. And generally a little longer in women than men.
If you experience complaints of spontaneous bruising without apparent cause (for example: trauma), it can be caused by several things, such as:
- Hemophilia A. Hemophilia is the most common blood clotting disorder that can cause bleeding, bruising, and stiff joints.
- Thrombocytopenia or low platelet levels can be accompanied by complaints such as bruising or severe bleeding.
-ITP.Is a blood clotting disorder that causes bleeding and bruising appears
- Leukemia. Patients withaleukemia tend to easily get bruises due to lack of platelets for the process of blood clotting.
- Impaired platelet function (acquired platelet function disorder). Thrombocytes do not function normally due to illness, food, or consumption of drugs. This increases the risk of bleeding resulting in bruising.
- And other causes ...
To find out the cause of the complaint that your child feels, then you should do further consultation with a pediatrician. Because based on the complaint you describe, it can be caused by various causes.
The pediatrician will later conduct interviews, physical examinations and additional examinations (supporting examinations) again if needed to assist in diagnosing the disease.
Here are things you can do at home to help deal with complaints: regular exercise, avoid cigarette smoke, and do other healthy lifestyles.
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Thank you, I hope this helps ...