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A 36-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy.

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Anemia: Low hemoglobin means anemia, which can have many possible causes. Your doctor can help diagnose the problem with a history, physical exam, and some blood work.
Philippines
A 36-year-old female asked:

Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well consult your doctor you may need iron therapy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are low hemoglobin and high platelets related?

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Dr. Nihal Abdulla
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammation; then anemia can occur (called anemia of chronic disease) and platelets can be artificially elevated as they can go up in inflammatory conditions (called acute phase reactant);.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
"it means you could [bleed] easily"
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