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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood dis ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Lowers platelets : Checked into this from different sources and found that it lowers platelets and depresses bone marrow thereby decreasing all components of the blood i ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Still safe : Many things cause low platelets. This includes medications, autoimmune problems, a large spleen, or problems with the bone marrow. Without more inform ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: You low hemoglobin and high platelet count are indicative of iron deficiency. You may take oral iron and multivitamins.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: If you are otherwise health, it is probably ok, but if it had been normal in the past, or unknown, i usually repeat in 1-2 weeks to make sure that it ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Agglutination: Platelet sticking together or giant platelets can cause extremely low platelets. However platelet count is low and requires further evaluation. People ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs follow up: Why was the blood test done? Platelet count of 599K/ul probably secondary to infection. without details nothing can be guessed. Repeat in 6 months & ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Can be normal, but recheck will tell if this a normal value for you, also consult your regular doctor to be sure.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: 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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