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What does it mean if my platelet level is high

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually Not Serious: Platelets are made in your bone marrow. A platelet is a blood component and helps your blood to clot. If your platelet count is over 500 000, it is f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Liver impairment,,,: Not all these symptoms may fit but the high ast and alt and low Albumin and possibly the low platelet count indicate deterioration of liver function. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Some people have inhertited enzyme defects that casue high bilirubin. Other causes are obstrluction to the flow of bile, excessive destruction of red ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when the ... Read More
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large red bloodcells: If the MCH level is over 34, this is considered to be too high. The main reason that the MCH level would be too high is because of macrocytic anemia. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: If you feel well and are HIV negative it probably means nothing.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Low proteim: You must increase the intake of protein.Mainly creatine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Storage iron: You need a certain amount of the element in storage, but having too much can mate you sick. If very high, you likely have hemochromatosis, which is ve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Non-specific: Ldh rises in many conditions. Depending on the lab, 355 is often a very mild elevation. There are 5 varieties (iso-enzymes) of ldh. Depending on which ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The g ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Red blood cell: In a blood test, one of the numbers that you would see in a complete blood count would include the mcv, mean corpuscular volume, which refers to the s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If IgM is elevated but IgA & igg are decreased then you have a significant immunodeficiency called hyper IgM syndrome. Other causes of elevated IgM in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficien ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What was the level?: Blood calcium is present in two forms, ionized and bound to albumin. Ionized calcium is the physiologically active form. Low levels of Albumin will re ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Is tsh is low then you have too much thyroid hormone and vise versa. If you have an abnormal thyroid lab, this would need to be addressed by an MD.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Weston
39 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation warranted: Ammonia is a by product of metabolism by the liver. Elevated ammonia levels generally mean there is a problem with liver metabolism. Further evaluat ... Read More
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