I checked my latest Platelet Count score and I got a 262 (acceptable range is 140-400 Thousand/uL) with my test. I'd check the units and acceptable range of your test (should be on the printout or digital test results) as they could be very different from mine.
Is it alarming? If it's unacceptable, then they'd immediately lower your dose of either the Azathioprine or Allopurinol (or stop those medications entirely) and it doesn't sound like they did. So, if no adjustments were made then you are probably fine. I'd certainly ask your doctor or nurse as it can't hurt to double-check and make sure they are monitoring your numbers and responding accordingly to changes. You're on the Aza + allopurinol combo (which I am not), so that could certainly impact your numbers and change what's okay on your results.
Your immunosuppressants work by reducing the rate in which WBC are produced within bone marrow. The reason we get routine blood tests is this. If the dose is too strong or your body metabolizes the medication too well then myelosuppression can occur and a number of your WBC, RBC, or Platelets can drop to unacceptable low levels (and that can happen at any time even after years of use). Often the dose can slightly be adjusted and you bounce back into range just fine. These are slow working medications and there's plenty of warning sign that you're heading toward out of range for one of your values.
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John, 38, in a minor flare, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; 50mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, 15mgs pred (tapering)With Ulcerative Colitis I feel like I am wrestling a beast a hundred times my size. Numerous times normalcy has eluded me, slipped out of my reach, leaving me to fall into an obscure pit of noise and despair
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