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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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 26-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 Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
You are mixed up!: Your platelet count is perfectly normal(Normal level ranges from 150,000 to 300,000. WBC count should be under 10,000...so your WBC count is a bit hig ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why the tests?: 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
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It may be normal: Depending on the age, it may be normal. Children up to about 6 year old have a high lymphocyte count and a low rbc compared to adults normal range. I ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood problem: High platelets come from infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency, tumors, and various blood diseases. If there is an electrolyte problem f ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many causes: Anything from an infection to a serious blood disease to just a little bit of stress. I can triple my granulocyte count with a 20-minute cold shower a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and pl ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usua ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience Occupational Medicine
Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most comm ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It will. But you have treat the cause and avoid the risk factors....smoking, high lipid, dehydration. Taking aspirin helps protect from clot formation ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: If you have heavy periods you are at risk for low blood iron and hemoglobin and should take iron supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: Why did you have these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usual ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More

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