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A 31-year-old male asked:

had a recent cbc. wbc 9.9. rbc 5.49. my platelet count was 253 (140-400). dr. said i may be was a little dehydrated cause hard to find a vein. does dehydration affect platelet count a lot? what would my platelet count be if i was better hydrated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not much different: In theory dehydration would elevate the count. In practice you would not be more than 5% dry or they would treat you for dehydration. That level would not alter the numbers significantly.

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