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what does it mean if your platelet count is high

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 female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Guys: Please give more symptoms and details so we can help you !
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not much: Platelets are an inflammatory marker, so they typically go up with most infection or inflammation, such as a cold. If they're very high, your pediatri ... Read More
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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 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thrombocytopenia: you have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. go to see doctor to find the cause. platelet can be low due to many different things from infecti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: Hard to comment without the actual number.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How do you feel?: The high mov is almost certainly nothing. Lab ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If the wbcs look normal I ... Read More
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