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Cbc high platelet count

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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?
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
It depends: It all depends on the cause and the severity of the low platelets count.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Flu can cause either an increase in platelet count (thrombocytosis) or decrease in platelet count (thrombocytopenia). It causes much more thrombocyto... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
No worry needed: This is not a problem that you need to worry about. High platelets alone mean nothing.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
Elevated platelets: Were you feeling at all unwell just before your physical? A recent fever or illness? Allergy flare? Platelet counts can sometimes be temporarily h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Iron deficiency?: I'm a lab specialist. Labs mean nothing apart from a history and physical exam, and labs aren't simply "low" or "high" -- HOW low / high is key. You o... Read More