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low platlets and tanning beds
Mar 21, 2006

I would like to know if tanning beds can drop your platlet count, I have a friend that had a platlet problem three years ago they were at 59,000 she had to have surgery and they gave her platlets before her surgery she has never had them checked since, she is doing fine no problems in the three years since her surgery, but sheis starting to go to a tanningbed now and I am worried that it might drop her count, they never did find the cause when they were low before...thanks would very much appricate a answer..

Response from Dr. Young

As far as I know there's no relationship between platlet count and tanning beds (it'd have to be a bazooka of a tanning bed to do more than just cause a sunburn and skin cancer). BY



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