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What is considered high platelet count

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Spencer Blackman
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not bad: Normal lab ranges are based on averages from healthy subjects, so there is always the possibility that a value slightly higher or lower than normal is... Read More
Dr. Nestor Guno
General Practice 57 years experience
It is high: it is high somewhat but only few points. Usually the lab values have a range value of normal, so this may not be really high.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Near the: Upper limit of normal in most labs. In and of itself not a concern.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no splee... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no splee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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 37 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

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