I recently had routine lab work done and discovered my iron and platelet counts are low. The iron I can understand, I had a Gastric bypass 18 months ago and haven't been very consistent about taking iron supplements. I am curious if the low iron would/could cause the low platelet count. I would also like some suggestions as to what foods to either avoid or ingest to improve my platelet count. My platelet count was 89 with the normal being 130-400. I have no signs or symptoms of thrombocytopenia at this time.