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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)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

Need more tests,,,: This is hard to determine as this is the case of a child. Other tests like a peripheral blood smear might help to find the cause. It would be best to see the doctor, preferably a pediatrician, for more tests and an exam. Best of luck. ...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?

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

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

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

How high?: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Iron deficiency: 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. ...Read more

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Blood work showed anemia with elevated platelets what could this indicate I feel fine?

Blood work showed anemia with elevated platelets what could this indicate I feel fine?

Iron deficiency: The combination of findings is commonly seen in iron deficiency. If you are an adult male, a hidden cause of bleeding, e.g., colon cancer must be excluded. If you are a female with regular heavy periods, you may just need iron supplementation. In either case it would be good idea to see your doctor, even though you feel fine. ...Read more

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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.

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: 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. ...Read more

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Incomplete miscarriage now high WBC 14.1 platelets count of 631 with anemia is this normal?

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Blood counts: While as you know those blood counts are not within normal ranges, however all may be related to your incomplete miscarriage. You should go to follow up with your doctor and have some evaluation- including iron level. If your iron is low- you should take some supplement. There are other things also to exclude especially if those abnormalities have been there even before your miscarriage. ...Read more

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8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils, monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia. ?

Hematology: With these signs in the blood that your child has. I would suggest that you your child be seen by a hematologist. This may be a serious blood disorder needing further diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more