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Can iron deficiency anemia cause thrombocytosis ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Elevated platelet count, thrombocytosis, is a a common observation in iron deficiency. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Wish you good health!

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

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Dr. Le Wang
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Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow diseases or bone marrow suppression from drugs/radiations or due to chronic kidney disease (not enough epoietin); 2) increased destruction: intravascular or extravascular hemolysis; 3) blood loss or chronic disease/cancer or some congenital diseases.
Baton Rouge, LA
A 25-year-old female asked:

What causes iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Low Iron: In women of reproductive age, one of the most common causes of iron deficiency is heavy periods. There are other causes. Blood loss, acute or chronic, can cause it as well. To determine the cause, see a doctor for evaluation and appropriate testing and treatment.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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May 6, 2018

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