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platelet count higher than normal

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is often associated with higher than normal platelet count. It is not specific to internal bleeding.
Dr. Fade Mahmoud
Specializes in Medical Oncology
See below: You are 55+ with anemia. First we need to know the cause of your anemia. If it is due to iron deficiency you must have a colonoscopy and upper endosco ... Read More
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Usually lower than normal due to consumption coagulopathy

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: While your platelet count is high, it is very unlikely to be cancer. Even a subclinical deficiency of iron may cause platelet elevation. You did not p ... Read More
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Dr. Eugene Ahn
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
Unclear but unlikely: At age 20, it is unlikely this would be due to cancer. A platelet count goes up for many different reasons including inflammation in general (infectio ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Most labs no.: it is a bit elevated. Stimulants to platelet growth are chronic inflammation/infection and just blood growth hormones (polycythemia vera, which is les ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Relax : "Normal" isn't what labs are about. Reference ranges are set deliberately so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Don't pay an ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes...normal: It is a dynamic number can change from hour to hour.....depending on vascular environment....medication.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nothing: The MPV is a meaningless indicie in the CBC that only has marginal utility in dealing with patients with thrombocytopenia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Platelet counts: Normal platelet counts range from 150-about 400-450 depending on the lab performing the test. if you have further concerns about abnormal levels, ple ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Normal platelet count in children ranges from 150, 000 to 350, 000 per cubic mm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Same numbers: In the grand scheme of things, 146,000 and 150,000 are the same number when counting platelets. There is no difference. Life is not exact. Sometimes n ... Read More
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