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Hodgkin's Lymphoma and SCT Survivor Low Platelets

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Joined: May 2010

I'm a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor and have been in remission for about 5 years. I recently noticed a few bruises on both arms and one of my legs. I have been feeling fatigue and worn down, so I went to urgent care this weekend. They told me my platelets were 25,000. Back in September, they were 96,000.

I've been reading about what can cause this besides a virus, another blood cancer, an immune problem and B12 deficiency. I'm a vegan, never eat meat, cheese and milk. Since September, I dropped dairy products and went from vegetarian to vegan. I am hoping it's a b12 deficiency that has caused my platelets to dive down to 25,000.

Has anyone been told that their low platelets were caused by a B-12 deficiency because of a vegan diet? I am getting more blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy this week. I am hoping it's a diet deficiency. If it is, I have no problem switching to a diet consisting of yogurt and cheese. I should know more this week, but would like to touch base with others having this issue.

Another question has anyone with prior Lymphoma and a stem cell transplant been diagnosed with Leukemia?

Thanks for any info.

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Joined: Mar 2010

hi ,
I had Hodgkin's disease, treated successfully by extensive chemo and then a stem cell transplant, a few years later i was diagnosed with I.T.P. immuno thrombocyotpenic purpura ( excuse spelling ), a low platelet count caused by an auto immune condition.My platelet count was below 10,000 , it was successfully treated by cyclosporin, this was after they tried immunoglobulin and vinblastin neither of which worked successfully for me, but the cyclosporin worked and since 2005 I have been ok.
I hope this helps , best of luck in finding out about yourself
best wishes

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