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What does a high platelet count mean?

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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 types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

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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 removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what does high platelet count mean?

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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 to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytosis/basics/definition/con-20032674.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Any ideas why is it that I have a high platelet count?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
General idea: I need more info to help you with your question. In general, high platelet count can be a reactive process, such as to infection, inflammation, or even iron def, smoking, etc. Occasionally, bone marrow disorder may be the cause for persistent elevation of platelet count as well such as essential thrombocythemia.
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A female asked:

What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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.
Hollywood, FL
A female asked:

Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

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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

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