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What does it mean if your platelets are high

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: There is a wide range over which platelet counts can go before raising any concerns. Normally they range between 150, 000 to 400,000. if your count is... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need results: It would have helped had you provided the actual result, i.e. number. Platelet count can be elevated in iron deficiency. If you are a female that is a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more info: Mean platelet volume by it self may not be significant. It is sometimes used with lo platelet count to assess for big large young platelets sometimes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coinc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
22 years experience
Thanks for asking!: There are 2 major processes associated with thrombocytosis (high platelet count), namely (1) essential or primary; (2) reactive or secondary. Primary... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
What is PCLR? it is not a commonly used laboratory term. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who orde... Read More
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