Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:30 am
Post subject: what is the normal/average platelet count in babies
i had a query and surprisingly the new is not able act as a soruce for this question
what is the avergae platelet count in new born babies, my baby is now 17 days old, and the doctors have told us that the platelet count is down to 2000
what does it mean - as in what are the risks and what is the possible remedy?
the doctors say that clinically they do not observe any problem, but they are proposing injecting additional platelets for future
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:28 pm
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:36 pm
stitch can you clear something up then please, when i checked this out, 200 million was low for any age let alone 200!! where did you get that info?? would like to compare sources, only because that difference is just beyond belief unsure how 200 could clot a bleed. frustrating when medical books contradict each other.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:37 pm
Its all to do with how they measure the bleeding. Some hospitals (the one i use) count the number of platelets in a certain volume of blood, i think my one is 1cm(cubed). Others count or estimate the toatl in the body. It just depends one what a hospitals policy is and how the consultant likes things to be done.