A 29-year-old female asked:
My blood work suggests "moderate thrombocytosis". is this something to be concerned about?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually reactive: Dynamics and context are critical. Relatively common finding, best interpreted by ordering doc in the context it was checked.
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Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual value. Iron deficiency is a common cause. Take oral iron and multivitamins.
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62 viewsAnswered Jul 10, 2020
A Verified Doctoranswered
Would need review: It depends what the context was that the blood was taken. It can be a reactive rise in cases of infection and possibly would need to repeat it to see trend and if still raised would need further investigation.
62 viewsAnswered Jul 11, 2020
Last updated Jul 11, 2020
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