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Platelet count

A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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
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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
No: No this is on the high end of normal.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 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
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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.
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 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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A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Low: Slightly low, but not dangerously low as long as the platelets are functional.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low: Normal platelet count is 150-250 thousand.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Short answer: No, fasting will not affect your platelet count.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Error,prodctn,distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a... Read More
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