The medical term used for a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. Platelets are small blood cells in the blood that help it to clot properly. A normal platelet count is given as 150,000 to 400,000 platelets per microli... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

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

A low mean platelet volume is fewer than 150,000 platelets, and fewer than 50,000 platelets might lead to mild bleeding while fewer than 20,000 platelets may lead to severe bleeding, states the University of Rochester's ... 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 »

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

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