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A 20-year-old male asked:

My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. they are high? is this a problem?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No: I would not be concerned. As long as the platelet count is adequate and hemoglobin and hematocrit ok, little to worry about. However, it would be nice to know what your platelet count and hemoglobin are. Hope this helps.

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