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Blood Platelets High
What can high blood platelets (432), high MCH (32), and high neutrophils (70) correlate to? Are these related? Thank you for any advice you can give!
Can be normal: The MCH (mean corpuscular hgb) can be up in heavy smokers / other lung diseases, anemia or other blood diseases, or just you. Neutrophils fight off acute infection, so could be getting ill or recovering. Platelets can be an inflammatory marker, so could tie to the elevated neutrophils or just be you also. Discuss specifics with your dr. ...Read more
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more
Can high white blood count, high platelets and low red blood count come from having active colitis even though i'm being treated with remicaid?
It depends: Mild elevations are trivial; reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Iron deficiency raises platelets as high as maybe 600,000; nobody knows why. If higher, it may be essential thrombocythemia (a mild chronic blood disease due to an acquired mutation) or another illness in its family. ...Read more
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and platelet counts are. Iron deficiency can increase platelets as can inflammation; high altitude and smoking can raise the red count---a good history and physical are needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www.Thrombocytosis.Net. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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