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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Thrombocytosis: While platelets do "react" to certain things and increase in number, infection is not usually one of these stimuli. However, if the degree of elevatio ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
PLTS and kidney CA: Not usually. Sounds unrelated.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rose Gazin
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Hello, a blood count cannot be interpreted in isolation and without the other numbers of this test. It's very important to know the clinical picture ( ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Elevated platelets: Platelets are one of the acute phase reactants and can be elevated for a number of reasons, such as infection Transient elevations are usually not ca ... Read More
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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial infection: Yes, especially when associated with an elevated white blood cell count.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood problem: High platelets come from infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency, tumors, and various blood diseases. If there is an electrolyte problem f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This: Pattern would be most commonly seen with a viral process.
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usua ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Parasitemia?: High eosinophils do not "lead to" infection. Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasit ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: I'm a pathologist with a life devoted to lab testing and the mysteries of diagnosis. These results mean nothing apart from a human being and her healt ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually: Leukemia is by definition a primary tumor of the blood-forming elements. If the cancer remains confined to the bone marrow, and the abnormal cells do ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More

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