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What does platelet over 500 mean

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 28 years experience
At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Normal: I consider this a normal platelet level.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Platelet aggregation: The platelet test measures 2 phases - initial ability of platelets to plug leaks, and the secondary reaction of clumps of platelets to stick together ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can mean an increase risk of bleeding. Bleeding can even happen without good cause. The lower the platelet count, the higher the risk ... Read More

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