A 34-year-old female asked:
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high platelet count, no anemia, no fever, hot all the time, muscle weakness, bone tenderness, fatigue. i am just tired of no answer. please help me.?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Non-specific: A high platelet count in the absence of other abnormalities in the CBC (complete blood count) could just be reactive to either an infection, inflammation or rarely a malignancy. If the platelet count is quite high (close to or over 1 million), a condition called essential thrombocythemia might be present or a similar myeloproliferative disorder. Have a hematologist see you for an opinion.
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
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Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
How high is high?: Platelets can be increased in response to many insults, including iron loss (though you note no anemia), immune disorders, or other less common causes. Occasionally, when the platelets are very high (over 750, 000 for instance, a consultation with a blood specialist (hematologist or oncologist) is in order. A fairly standard work up could help get to the bottom of things for you.
Answered on Aug 27, 2012
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