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what does it mean if your platelets are high

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed ... Read More

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A 37-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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 32-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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
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 44-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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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