My husband is on Dialysis three times a week , his platelets , for the last month have been dropping and are now at 32000. Can the dialysis cause his platelets to drop?

A decrease in the blood platelet count can be a finding in some patients on chronic maintenance hemodialysis.  Normal counts are between 150,000 and 400,000 (generally).  A platelet count of 32,000 would be very unusual in my experience.  Further testing would likely need to be performed to determine the cause of the low platelets.

 

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