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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably okay: Junior may have been a bit dehydrated and in any case reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks are out of range on either sid ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Small red cells: You may have a minor thalassemia variant. Just watch the platelets; they're a bit low. If all the formed elements on the smear were normal, I'd just f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unless one is a: Hematologist, most of us look at the hemoglobin. Anything > 13 and.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, they are fine: Your HGB is fine(it ranges from 13-16 grams in men). So do not worry about it!
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Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
May be okay: The numbers you offered may be okay if the trend in your numbers has always been in this range. If you have a variant hemoglobin, your numbers may be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Very nonspecific: Elevated platelets are similar to ESR and nonspecific for inflammation.The ESR is increased in inflammation, pregnancy, anemia, autoimmune disorders ( ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Lab cutoff: 31 F from MO asks cuff off values 4 clotting related lab & DIC. This is complex issue & question & cannot be answered without knowing a l ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Just a number: Numbers are just numbers, without much meaning unless a person sees the bigger picture. The reference range for platelet counts is usually 150,000-450 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Platelets: Platelets are an acute phase reactant and will increase with several physiological triggers in a normal fashion. This is called reactive throbmocytosi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
platelet count: Normal platelet count--varies with the lab--is usually 150, 000 to 450, 000. Though the 128, 000 and later 118, 000 are lower than the stated normal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fluctuate: You are making new platelets every 10-12 days so any given day, your platelet count may be different. Hope this helps.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Workup : I would suggest you see a hematologist for some further workup to rule out entities such as ITP ...

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