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Fluctuating platelets

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, the platelet count can fluctuate for a variety of reasons. As long as the count doesn't go too low (we start getting concerned at less than 100k)... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
This will depend on time of day, how long you have been out of bed and lab used. I always figure a 10% variation of most labs done on the same day fro... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
43 years experience
See the specialist: Not sure what 'low' means here. This isn't always a disease. However, seeing specialist isn't a bad idea.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, the common denominator will be bleeding that can cause both elevated platelets and iron deficiency. It is somewhat uncommon for platelets to go o... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results,also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
The main concern about such blood counts is chronic myelogenous leukemia. CML is rare at your age, but with no change for a year you should not take c... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The obvious: Question is why is it being checked so frequently? Lab variation looks like the main issue -- i think of clumping when it is slightly low and all over... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It has to do more with the reason for why you are having bloodwork as 2 normal values for your platelets would not be enough to call it a trend. Or in... Read More
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