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 » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A low platelet count occurs when there is a lower than average amount of platelets, blood cells that aid in blood clotting, in someone's blood, according to Mayo Clinic. The medical term for a low platelet count is throm... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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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 » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

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 » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

In severe cases of low platelet count or thrombocytopenia, patients suffer internal bleeding and experience symptoms such as blood in the urine or stool, or bleeding from the rectum, notes Healthline. In rare cases, thro... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A platelet count of less than 150,000 per microliter, or thrombocytopenia, leads to excess bleeding, according to WebMD. Platelets are important cells that clot the blood and repair cell walls and tissues. Severe thrombo... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels