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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been remo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Guys: Please give more symptoms and details so we can help you !
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jita De
Dr. Jita De answered
Specializes in Pathology
Elevated RBC and PLT: There are many reasons. For both RBC and high platelet, it is recommended to get tested for JAK2 mutation (blood) and a bone marrow evaluation. But fi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not much: Platelets are an inflammatory marker, so they typically go up with most infection or inflammation, such as a cold. If they're very high, your pediatri ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Platelets in normal range help stop bleeding when we are injured. Low platelet count below 100000 increases our risk of bleeding ; it becomes dangerou ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
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 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: Without the actual numbers. How high ?
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and pl ... 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 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 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 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infect ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The low Hgb and Hct: Makes the diagnosis of anemia. A low MCV and a high rbc can be seen in thalassemia. A high RDW and elevation in pltatelets with a low MCV is seen in ... 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complicated: Platelets may increase as a secondary phenomena due to inflammatory conditions; the ESR is an indirect measurement of inflammation. Putting it togethe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
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 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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