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what does high plt mean on a blood test

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Minimal elevation: The liver enzymes are only minimally elevated. The high platelet count may be due to iron deficiency. If you take alcohol, stop using it for three mon ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Platelets: It means you have plenty of platelets. This is not abnormal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Platelets: The platelet count often is abbreviated as plt. The is one important measure of clotting ability.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Clotting Factors: This is your platelet count which is the part of the blood that is responsible for clotting and healing wounds. I would probably have it rechecked in ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor wi report: His blood tests showed hemoglobin to be normal which is good. Platelets being high is not uncommon but main question wld be how high &what are the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: There is no context here or the reason for these blood tests. Numbers thrown at us without a history or context or what else is tested does not lead ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Maybe infection,,,: From your information, it looks like you've got infection. Your white count is high and that is a very telling sign of infection which could be a com ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Platelet: Platelets are small, non-nucleated cells important for control of bleeding. Normal platelet count is 150, 000 to 400, 000. See this site for more info ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to repeat: Platelet count of 51k is low. Before worrying about it, it would be prudent to repeat the test, to make sure that there was no problem in specimen col ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Bleeding risk: Platelets are important to initiate blood clotting. With a count of 50,000 your time to stop bleeding will be twice that of normal. By itself that's n ... Read More
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