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is a chronically high platelet count dangerous?

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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon.
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
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