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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is a platelet count of 451 too high?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Higher than normal: Your count is higher than normal. Iron deficiency often is associated with high platelet counts. What are the results of rest of blood count test?

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A 48-year-old member asked:

My platelet count is 451 is this considered high?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Near the: Upper limit of normal in most labs. In and of itself not a concern.
West Palm Beach, FL
A 44-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does a high platelet count mean?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist.
Hollywood, FL
A female asked:

Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry
A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes a high platelet count?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function. The cause should be evaluated by a physician.

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