Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

cbc platelet count

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Platelets: Coumadin (warfarin) works on the coagulation factors. So if your platelets (cells that help prevent bleeding) are low and you are taking an anti-coa ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Still safe : Many things cause low platelets. This includes medications, autoimmune problems, a large spleen, or problems with the bone marrow. Without more inform ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
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
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Repeat the test: repeat CBC. One low platelet count does not indicate anything. Sometimes low platelets is related to pregnancy but it usually occurs later in pregnanc ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Thrombocytopenia: You'll need this rechecked. The platelet morphology comment actually refers to the numbers, not the shapes. If you're drinking beverages with quinine, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 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?
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hard to say: The easiest to say is that it can cause an inaccurate platelet count as well as hemaglobin.As far as platelets it can cause them to be high or low ,ma ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Different disease: ITP is different from quinine induced or other drug induced immune thrombocytopenia, first don't drink any more of the tonic water that has quinine, j ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
High platelet count: No concern. This much increase could be reactive and there are several sub clinical infections ( viral or otherwise) which can contribute.
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Strohmeyer
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: I would just monitor it. If the count rises you could have essential thrombocytosis with too many platelets and blood can get too thick and clot more ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month