anemia and high platelet count

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What are the causes of a high platelet count and anemia?

Iron deficiency

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anemia can be associated with an elevated platelet count, but many possibilities. If the changes are significant talk to your doc about more work up
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What causes you to have a high platelet count and anemia?

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The high platelet count can be caused by the anemia. Multiple reasons for anemia. Good luck.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

I have high platelet count, no anemia, smear is ok, what else could this be?

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there are different causes of high platelet level. generally is divided by 2- primary bone marrow problem vs secondary causes/ reactive process ( such as: bleeding, iron deficiency, infection/inflammation, malignancy. Bone marrow biopsy often times needs to be done to evaluate/ rule out possibility of primary bone marrow problem. Discuss further with your hematologist.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a high platelet count and anemia?

Iron deficiency

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Among the common anemias, this is the one that is likely to produce a moderate elevation in total platelets. If you are iron deficient, look for an underlying cause. It can be anything from a non-supplementing vegetarian diet to blood loss each month to blood loss from a hidden serious illness in the gut or elsewhere.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Should I be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816,000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.

Recheck it

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Iron deficiency could be the cause but it is important to follow up on it. Please recheck it after correction of iron deficiency. Then get a CBC and see what changes have taken place. Also watch WBC count. If the platelet count persists above 500, 000 then you need to see a Hematologist for further evaluation.
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Grandma has High AST,K,neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism alzheimer she cant concentrate what can this be??

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Your grandma needs to see a doctor, possibly a geriatrician. She has multiple problems which can result in difficulty concentrating. Of course Alzheimer's will cause this, but she may have more acute problems (like infection, etc) which can worsen it. If she's examined and something is found that can be treated, she may be better able to concentrate.
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Dr. David Rizzieri answered:

High platelet count, no anemia, no fever, hot all the time, muscle weakness, bone tenderness, fatigue. I am just tired of no answer. Please help me.?

How high is high?

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platelets can be increased in response to many insults, including iron loss (though you note no anemia), immune disorders, or other less common causes. Occasionally, when the platelets are very high (over 750,000 for instance, a consultation with a blood specialist (Hematologist or Oncologist) is in order. A fairly standard work up could help get to the bottom of things for you
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Had CBC done and I am stressing about high platelet count of 816,000.Dr never mentioned it just said iron deficency anemia. Should I be very worried?

No worry needed

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This is not a problem that you need to worry about. High platelets alone mean nothing.
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Dr. Michael Engel answered:

Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. is this an emergency?

Doesn't sound like

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it, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo child. If your child is staying well hydrated despite the insensible losses, he will probably be fine. If you're uncertain, go see your pediatrician. The blood counts by themselves are not that concerning, provided anemia is being treated.
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Please help! High platelet count, high luehocytes, no anemia, normal luekemia blood test. Very weak, tired a lot. Bruise easily. Very inflamed chest.?

Need evaluation

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High Plt and WBC can be from cancer or inflammation (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, etc). I'm not sure what "leukemia blood test" is. Needs further evaluation beyond the the character limits here.
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