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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Platelet: Based on high platelet count the diagnosis of leukemia is not made. What was the reason for CBC to begin with? Was it rechecked after the first one?
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marta Rivera
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need more informatio: To answer your great question completely, previous CBC for comparison is needed, and iron levels. If you were previously taking iron, the bone marrow ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: Depending on the laboratory, the range of a normal platelet count can vary. However, under 400, 000 is generally normal and if your other counts were ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Platlets: yes
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. nl 150 -450,000. If
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: Why did you have these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usual ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some: Hard numbers. A high lymph percentage may not mean anything depending on the total white blood count. Not uncommon to see no eos on a 100 cell differ ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why the tests?: 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
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pancytopenia: Pancytopenia could be related to other issues that needs to be evaluated including pediatric connective tissue disease. Your physician will look at a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: I've had my RDW that high just from frequent blood donations. Your absolute neutrophil count is probably high -- did you have a recent infection? A re ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Still no definitve : Diagnosis, and we can't draw conclusions too from the limited info on that limited platform. Just keep the follow up and see what the doctors will tel ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" y ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia with: High RDW can be iron deficiency. How recently have you had chemo for breast cancer? Many patients after chemotherapy run a low ish WBC with relative n ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No, we can't: I suspect you're iron deficient (microcytic anemia and high platelets) and I am not even going to guess on the others. This is the wrong forum to brin ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Find the cause of in: You need to have your doctor check you in order to find the cause of Infections. It is not normal to have infections so frequently as you have indicat ... Read More
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