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Trapping of platelets in the spleen, reduced production of platelets, and increased platelet breakdown can all lead to low platelet count, according to Mayo Clinic. The blood normally has between 150,000 and 450,000 plat... More »

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Low platelet count can be caused by acquired or inherited conditions, which may cause the body's bone marrow to decrease platelet production, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The body may destr... More »

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Easy bruising, spontaneous nose bleeds, profuse bleeding after dental or surgical procedures, excessive bruising, and prolonged bleeding after a cut are all symptoms of a low platelet count, as reported by Mayo Clinic. T... More »

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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 »

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