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Feb 23, 2006

My platelet count was 54 - this week it went down to 31 - it was 34 a few weeks ago but went back to 50+. What causes this? What can I do to increase the count? Taking pegasys+copegasys.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The drug that is causing your platelet count to go down is pegasys. Your doctor may want to decrease your dose if it goes down again. There is a growth factor for platelets that is often not used due to side effects.

help! Scared out of our minds! Very Urgent!
Dr. what further testing do you recomend.

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