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What does a low mpv mean

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 53 years experience
Reduced MPV: A hematologist should provide the answer. The best I found as far MPV is as Follows, the rest is normal Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calcul... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 19 years experience
Depends!: The low MPV does not usually have any significant importance. I tend to ignore it most of the time. The slightly elevated WBC can be due to many thing... Read More
A 27-year-old 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
I'm not concerned: These are all just very slightly out of the reference ranges, present no health hazard, warn of nothing, and if you're feeling healthy, go home thankf... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
More information nee: Low mpv--means the the patient has smaller platelets. This may be associated with some family history of smaller platelets or with some syndromes. H... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
Small platelets: MPV stands for Mean Platelet Volume and is a measure of the size of the platelets in your blood. Platelets are cellular elements that help initiate bl... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: To even begin to sort this out the history, exam & actual lab values (numbers) would be required. From the meager data described she could have se... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No worry: Nothing you should worry about. I do not thing that the low mpv has anything to do with your bruising and bony aches. Brusing can be caused by differe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No problem: The MPV means the size of the platelets. Size of platelets can be hereditary. Occasional syndromes have low MPV and larger MPV can be associated w... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Please elaborate: Can you send your entire blood count and something about your health? This would be very helpful.
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