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A 31-year-old male asked:

Had a cbc and my platelet count was 253 (normal is 140-400). dr said hard to find vein so maybe i was a little dehydrated. does dehydration falsely raise platelet count by a lot? if so, how much? what would my platelet # be if i was better hydrated?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hard to say: The easiest to say is that it can cause an inaccurate platelet count as well as hemaglobin.As far as platelets it can cause them to be high or low ,make the platelets more sticky
Last updated Feb 24, 2019

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