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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Platelet count: In an adult, a normal count is about 150, 000 to 450, 000 platelets per microliter of blood.If platelet levels fall below 20, 000 per microliter, spon ... 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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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
High platelets: Elevated platelets, especially in the setting of cancer, makes you prone to blood clots. Taking clopridogrel offers protection. I would be hesitant to ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's moot: This is a good question and it has never been answered. The lab is doing a good job of being attentive. If the count remains within normal range, we d ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Hard to say,,,,: It's hard to quantity how much this affects counts as different people have different counts and even a slight clumping like a "1+" may be spread exte ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: Just relax, there is no risk until you get into the 700,000s or so and that is when it's neoplastic. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Itp: You are having low platelet count due to itp. Immuno-suppression with Prednisone and/ I.V.I.G, is the standard treatment. Despite the treatment if yo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may, but why?: It is generally not a good idea to take medication that may not be needed. There is no conclusive proof that fish oil will improve health, except for ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I've had many patients who have this condition and go on to have successful normal pregnancies. A consultation with a perinatologist would help you u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
platelet count: Normal platelet count--varies with the lab--is usually 150, 000 to 450, 000. Though the 128, 000 and later 118, 000 are lower than the stated normal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Workup : I would suggest you see a hematologist for some further workup to rule out entities such as ITP ...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Range of normals: Platelet volume reference range is the range in size of platelets in a normal population of people. A "reference range" is also called the "range of n ... Read More

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