A 57-year-old female asked:
Why is my platelet count 481, ive never had a problem but today i was low on potassium and sodium?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 51 years experience
Answered Jan 22, 2022
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Platelet count varies a lot and we are more concerned when the count is very high persistently. The upper normal of platelet count is 450K so your number is not too far off. Low Na and K with a healthy person not taking any medication should be repeated. However, thiazide diuretic is the most common cause if you are taking this med for hypertension.
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Answered Jan 25, 2022
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