A 52-year-old male asked:
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if the mean platelets volume is what it means?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to many or too little platelets or difficulty clotting.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
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Need more info: Mean platelet volume by it self may not be significant. It is sometimes used with lo platelet count to assess for big large young platelets sometimes ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Just means: The average size of the platelets are small. May not mean anything.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Average size: That reflects average platelet size and seems to be at the higher end of normal/ borderline high.
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Platelets: No

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