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I have severe anemia, high platelets and high potassium.What should I do?

I have severe anemia, high platelets and high potassium.What should I do?

Anemia and high K: Your high potassium (k) could be due to your elevated platelet (p) count. It is due to k being liberated in the test tube from the p. Your anemia is another issue and needs evaluation by a physician (p). You are on iron supplements and patients that are iron deficient have high p counts. You need medical help to find the cause(s) of your anemia, which could be blood loss, among others. See a p. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What can severe anemia, high potassium, high platelets, and high white blood count cause?

What can severe anemia, high potassium, high platelets, and high white blood count cause?

Underlying cause ?: These are each signs of disease - need to find underlying cause to fix. High platelets and high WBC come from any kind of inflammation (infection, autoimmune, injury, etc), high potassium can be cellular damage or kidneys not working well. Anemia can be from internal or external bleeding, blood cells being destroyed, or inability to create enough new rbcs (nutritional or bone marrow problem). ...Read more

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High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

Could be: This pattern could be seen in iron deficiency, acute infection or myeloproliferative disease. ...Read more

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So all of my issues with high white count, high platelets, high potassium, severe anemia, could that be addison's disease?

Several causes: Probably better to see your doctor as there are several possibilities including infection, bleeding before thinking of addison's. ...Read more

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Hight potassium, high platelets, white count, severe anemia, neg ana, old mono. What could it be. I know lupus it can still be but old mono.Never knew?

Hight potassium, high platelets, white count, severe anemia, neg ana, old mono. What could it be. I know lupus it can still be but old mono.Never knew?

See below: Anemia can cause an elevated platelet count. Lupus is rare when ANA is negative and is less likely with a high platelet count and white blood cell count. The old mono that you mention is probably past exposure to mono. If you are not seeing a hematologist, you want to consider it. ...Read more

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Chriari, joint pain, high platelets, potassium, and wbc, severe anemia, extreme fatigue, fever, chronic sore throat. High neutriophil?

Chriari, joint pain, high platelets, potassium, and wbc, severe anemia, extreme  fatigue, fever, chronic sore throat. High neutriophil?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite severe. Platelets are increased by anything stimulating the bone marrow. This can be caused by infection, autoimmune diseases, leukemia, and other conditions. If you are severely anemic and taking nsaids like Naproxen you should stop until sure you are not bleeding. You really should seek medical care immediately. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Ok so with all the high platelets, potassium, wbc, severe anemia, old mono. I'm chilled, swollen glands, terr sore throat, fever. ?

You are ILL: Please put down the smart phone and get to your family physician today. Your question represents the very definition of being ill. Please get help in person at your family clinic today. ...Read more

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Can a high platelet level be from anemia?

Can a high platelet level be from anemia?

It is reactive: Functional medical perspective - high platelet count means there is increased risk of thrombosis - blood clots but I have seen this as secondary due to inflammatory response and it gets better with vitamin E therapy do vit e 400 units twice daily, vit D3 6000 units twice daily, and recheck your levels in 2 - 3 weeks. ...Read more

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

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

Iron deficiency: 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. ...Read more