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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and pl ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pricha Boonswang
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Normal: The range is 250, 000-400, 000.When you say 294, i believe it is 294, 000.
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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Normal: Your number is within normal range. Obviously, if the number go up or down in short period of time, then it is advisable to seek medical attention.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
You can bleed: A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia. Platelets stick together as part of a clot forming cascade. If you run out of platelets, or any oth ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Normal range: Usually 150 - 450000 counts are in normal range as you quote.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Repeat test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Your white blood: Count is elevated at 12.6, and your platelet count is normal. Increased WBC is usually a marker of infection - best to see your family doctor to det ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Follow it: I suggest in two weeks off meds. It is no danger at this level. If you have any signs of lupus or have not been checked recently for HIV, some additio ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematologist: Thrombocytosis can be dangerous and a hematologist is best qualified to treat and follow this proliferative disorder of platelets. Certain medications ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, watch set up: The entire "plumbing" set for the machine comes out of one (sterile) package, then the IV solutions are opened and added (one time use). When you are ... Read More

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