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A 36-year-old member asked:

Reasons why mean platelet volume are low?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Just means: The average size of the platelets are small. May not mean anything.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

My mean platelet volume is high, neutrophils low, and granulocytes low, what does this mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need actual values: 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. Having said that, it not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without the actual values. It would be prudent to discuss the findings with your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How high is too high for mean platelet volume?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more info: Mean platelet volume by it self may not be significant. It is sometimes used with lo platelet count to assess for big large young platelets sometimes noted with itp.
A 52-year-old male asked:

If the mean platelets volume is what it means?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to many or too little platelets or difficulty clotting.
Livermore, CA
A 29-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

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Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 29 years experience
At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. You need to follow up with your doctor to evaluate for a cause of your low platelets.
Manchester, TN
A 40-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
"it means you could [bleed] easily"
Feb 18, 2012
Last updated Dec 8, 2018


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