According to BabyCentre, a low platelet count during pregnancy, or gestational thrombocytopenia, typically occurs in roughly 8 percent of women during the third trimester. This is not an uncommon occurrence, and platelet... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy are known to cause a low blood platelet count, according to Mayo Clinic. However, low platelet counts caused by these treatment options are usually temporary, Cancer.Net states. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

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 »

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

To change a low platelet count, known as thrombocytopenia, treat the underlying health condition that is causing the thrombocytopenia; get a blood or platelet transfusion; or talk to a doctor about taking prescription me... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

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 »

One of the most common treatments for patients with a low platelet count, medically known as thrombocytopenia, is prescription glucocorticoids, immunosuppressive drugs or thrombopoietin receptor agonists. In more severe ... More »