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slightly high platelet count

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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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 44-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Near the: Upper limit of normal in most labs. In and of itself not a concern.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: It would be helpful to know the results of complete blood count. High platelet count is often a side effect of iron deficiency. All lab results need t ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been remo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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

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