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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not really: It even raises the hemoglobin and hematocrit only a few percent. The most common cause of thrombocytosis is iron deficiency; no one knows why. Very high counts should prompt a workup. Best wishes.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What can cause dehydration?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to fail.Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid.If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry.Either produces dehydration.

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