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what does platelet over 500 mean

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters m ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Context: The most common cause is iron deficiency, no one knows why. They may go up some after infection, trauma, childbirth or surgery. More worrisome and hig ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid med ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Get it worked up,,: This can be an infection in your body somewhere, but it might be something else. If it is infectious in nature, you would likely have other symptoms ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
As an isolated: Finding not much. The lower limit of normal is 4.0 in most labs.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Several issues: The most common by far would be acute infection, and can be seen as part of a stress response to acute illness, with certain medications esp steroids, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on symptoms: An elevated WBC can mean infection or a number of other things. 15000 can be normal in some situations. It is important to describe any new symptoms ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Your platelet count is a little elevated. It isn't high enough to be concerned. Check with your dr if he wants to follow levels.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: Unless they are extremely small, as in wiskott-aldrich -- but you'd know that as an adult unless the mutation is mild. If there are other platelet pro ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Overdose: Chemotherapy is an effective method of treating many malignancies. It destroys tumor thru the effect of the cell DNA. It as such has an effect on ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Various: Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic cau ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Both are low: Check with hematologist why, idiopathic ITP is most common in your age group, and treatable. Other causes need workups
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It may not : Mean much. A WBC under 4 is low, but depending on which cells are low it may or may not be of any consequence.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weakness in defense: T cells help regulate the t cells and are the main reason people don't develop autoimmune diseases. T cells, if left unchecked, would attack the indiv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Normal: I consider this a normal platelet level.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
High: It's high but out of context it has no meaning. It is not possible to say more without more info. Whoever ordered the test needs to talk to you and di ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nothing: The MPV is a meaningless indicie in the CBC that only has marginal utility in dealing with patients with thrombocytopenia.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: It may be normal for you. What is your hemoglobin? If your red cell count has been stable you can wait to discuss the matter with your doctor at the n ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
You can bleed: A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia. Platelets stick together as part of a clot forming cascade. If you run out of platelets, or any oth ... Read More
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