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What could cause excruciating back pain, low hemoglobin and low platelet count?

Posted by taybee p.

A girlfriend entered the hospital with terrible back pain. Docs diagnosed several fractures in her spine (rare in a 54 year old) and a ruptured disc (between 4 and 5). They have since discovered that her hemoglobin is very low (6.7), and her platelet count is low. She had short lived pain in her sternum last night. Docs in our small town at a loss. Any ideas? Of course she is very apprehensive. Thank you for any ideas.
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