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High platelet count, low hematocrit/hemoglobin means?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementing or savvy about the difficult task of getting enough dietary iron, look for how you might be losing blood.

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Last updated May 21, 2021

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