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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is a platelet count of 428 worrisome? i have iron defiency.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not yet: Elevated platelet count is often seen in iron deficiency and should resolve on correction of deficiency. I trust that you are taking oral iron supplements. Take the pills with food and if you experience constipation, use a fiber laxative. You doctor may repeat the platelet count once you iron stores are replenished.

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Last updated May 4, 2018

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