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What causes a high platelet count in a blood test?

What causes a high platelet  count in a blood test?

Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood disorder (myeloproliferative neoplasia). Platelets also can be elevated in response to serious illnesses. The cause should be investigated, found and if possible treated. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


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I took a blood test when my ulcerative colitis flared up. My ast/alt level was about 65 and my platelet count was high. Is it high bc of the flare?

I took a blood test when my ulcerative colitis flared up. My ast/alt level was about 65 and my platelet count was high. Is it high bc of the flare?

How high: Was your platelet count? If it is less than 1 million, it should not become an excessive clotting problem. Platelet counts that are slightly elevated are common in inflammatory conditions, such as uc flare up. Ast and alt levels are also affected by many things, but in this range it is usually self limited. Have these studies checked again in a few weeks at your GI doctor's office. ...Read more

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I have blood test - low platelet count, should I be concerned?

I have blood test - low platelet count, should I be concerned?

How low is it: It becomes critical when you count starts to fall to the 20 range. The platelets change in number every day sometimes viruses and other illnesses lower it temporarily You should re check the level in a few weeks and be followed by an internist or hematologist ...Read more

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I was having fever for past one month now my temperature is normal but my blood test says that my platelet count is 75000. Why is it saw?

I was having fever for past one month now my temperature is normal but my blood test says that my platelet count is 75000.  Why is it saw?

Ask your PCP or: Hematologist the cause of your thrombocytopenia. It could be a problem with the bone marrow, spleen, autoimmune condition, immunodeficiency or blood infection etc. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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I did a blood test and my platelet count turned out to be 724*10^9/l I have iron hgb 110g/l 16ug/dl is that dangerous and how to lower the platelet co?

I did a blood test and my platelet count turned out to be 724*10^9/l I have iron hgb 110g/l 16ug/dl is that dangerous and how to lower the platelet co?

I am not sure: Which numbers go with what in your question. A HGB of 11 g/dl would be low for a male. Iron deficiency is also associated with thrombocytosis, but would be an usual diagnosis in a young male. Need more info here. ...Read more

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Does taking gravol increase platelet count on CBC blood test?

Does taking gravol increase platelet count on CBC blood test?

Lowers platelets : Checked into this from different sources and found that it lowers platelets and depresses bone marrow thereby decreasing all components of the blood including white cell counts. Advil (ibuprofen) also does the same, if u r taking it. Adverse reactions usually occurs only if u take these medications for long or too frequently. One or two doses to prevent motion sickness should be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a blood test my red blood cell is 4.83 and platelet count 421 is that dangerous?

What to do if i had a blood test my red blood cell is 4.83 and platelet count 421 is that dangerous?

Not dangerous: Your platelet count is slightly high, normal count being 150-350, 000. Red blood is best measured with hemoglobin level. Although your platelet count right now is of no serious medical concern , it may be worth rechecking it once more in one month and see if it drops below 400, 000. Anything over 450, 000 would need further attention and medical examination by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?

Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?

Depends how: Low and if you have any other abnormalities in your blood work. Low platelets can cause delay in blood clotting. If you are not having any problems with bleeding, i would not worry too much. Follow your doctor's advice and have re-test first before you get too worried. Lab errors do occur. Isolated finding of low platelets could mean itp, a treatable disease. ...Read more