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Platelet count of 40

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Platelet problems: Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) are due to either decreased production or increased destruction of your platelets. A hematologist can assist you in ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A little bit: Are you maybe becoming iron deficient? This isn't a real cause for concern -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fa... Read More
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: It is at the upper limit of normal
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
REPEAT TEST: This is only slightly elevated and should not be taken seriously unless a repeat test is at least that high. It may be caused by exercise. It may also... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Okay with me: I'm a pathologist. It's normal in my book, though most folks run a bit lower. Trust you're not iron deficient. Trouble from high platelets doesn't sta... Read More
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
A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Low: Slightly low, but not dangerously low as long as the platelets are functional.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other typ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Low: Normal platelet count is 150-250 thousand.

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