A 44-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean when your platelet count is high?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets.
Answered on Mar 30, 2016
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Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh
28 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many causes: Most common one is iron deficiency, chronic inflammation could cause it as well as infection the most important one is essential thrombosis which could increase risk of blood clots and strokes.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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