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Platelet count is high

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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
Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh
Hematology and Oncology 29 years experience
Many causes: Most common one is iron deficiency, chronic inflammation could cause it as well as infection the most important one is essential thrombosis which cou... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jita De
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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
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 20 years experience
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
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Congestion x 2 weeks: It is time to see your pediatrician. Likely a sinus infection. Too young for seasonal allergies and too long for nasal congestion from a viral infecti... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Of concern: Definitely of concern. Without a clinical context hard to comment. It sounds like his pediatrician was following his counts for a reason. If you do no... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Platelet count may increase due to iron deficiency, otherwise diet has little effect on platelet count. It would be prudent to discuss it with your do... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Uncertain: Diagnosis: uncertain. That's why you need to see a hematologist. If there were an easy answer, you'd already have it. Good luck. Be well.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably: The slight increase in ast/alt may be medication related, but the thrombocytosis can definitely be related to stress response of acute illness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no splee... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry... Read More

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