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Can thrombocytosis cause pain when breathing?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
No: Thrombocytosis, a low platelet count, does not cause any symptoms besides bruising and bleeding.
Dr. Joan Gelin
Dr. Joan Gelin commented
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
thrombocytopenia = low platelet count
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Not likely: However, thrombocytosis can be associated with many things that do cause pain with breathing including pulmonary embolism of blood clots, malignancies, inflammation of pleura and others.

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