A low platelet count is a sign of a blood or immune disorder, according to the Mayo Clinic. A severely low platelet count may trigger fatal internal bleeding. More »

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Pregnancy, autoimmune diseases, an enlarged spleen and bacteria in the blood are reasons for a low platelet count, also known as thrombocytopenia. There are also a few medications that can contribute to low levels, inclu... More »

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The symptoms of a low platelet count include prolonged bleeding from injuries, easy bruising, bloody urine or feces, unusually heavy menstrual periods and profuse bleeding during surgery, notes Mayo Clinic. The medical t... More »

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A low white blood cell count and low blood platelet count can mean a patient has myelodysplastic syndrome, according to the MDS Foundation and Mayo Clinic. MDS is a group of disorders of the bone marrow. More »

Low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, is caused by such conditions as an enlarged spleen, which may trap too many platelets and remove them from blood circulation; bone marrow destruction due to cancer and its treatme... More »

The dangers of a low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, are internal bleeding, including brain bleeds, that can become dangerous, according to Mayo Clinic. Women with thrombocytopenia have periods that are heavie... More »

There are several possible causes of thrombocytopenia, or a low platelet count, according to Mayo Clinic, but none of these are associated with an extremely low-fat vegetarian diet. Possible causes of thrombocytopenia in... More »

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