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A 32-year-old female asked:

Mean platelet volume 5.9 which is low. hematocrit 45.2 slightly elevated. all other test within normal range. any cause for concern?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: But I am concerned that you infarcted some of your spleen, especially as a young woman. Please try to find out why -- and if it was atherosclerosis, do everything you can to keep this at bay.

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Last updated May 12, 2014

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