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Hi i am a 62 year old woman with a high platelet count. in april my count was 622 and now it is 812. the other results of my current cbc were all normal except my hemoglobin is 15.7 my rbc s are 5.62 wbc 10.9 and neutrophils 8.04. my mpv is 670. my cmp w

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Ask your physician: You may have one of the usually-not-very-serious illnesses in the polycythemia Vera/ essential thrombocytopenia family. More test may be in order
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
Polycythemias: Your values suggest overproduction in more than one bone marrow cell line. While not currently life threatening, you would be wise to see a hematologist and have a bone marrow biopsy, perhaps also with cytogenetic testing, to look for a myeloproliferative disorder like CML, PCV, or essenthail thrombocythemia.

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