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what's worse high platelets or low?

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Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Very low platelets can increase risk of bleeding - obviously could be dangerous. Very high platelets (usually above a million) could increase risk of clots (strokes etc) & even bleeding in certain high risk pts with "myeloproliferative" disorder. The most important question is what is the cause & how high or how low. Sometimes platelets could increase because of iron deficiency or inflammation.
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
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