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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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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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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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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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Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Doctor for Grandma: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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 : 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. ...Read more

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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?: 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. ...Read more

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Please interpret mcv=74.50, mchb=24.40 and platelet count is 482. Could this be a sign of anemia?

Please interpret mcv=74.50, mchb=24.40 and platelet count is 482. Could this be a sign of anemia?

Microcytic Anemia: The red blood cell (rbc) indices MCV & MCH reflect the size of the red cell and the amount of hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein-iron complex) inside the rbc. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of low MCV & MCH often associated with microcytic (small sized cells) anemia. The platelet count also is elevated in many cases of iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of 507 something to be worried about? In Jan it was 615 & I was advised that It was caused by anemia & have been on iron sups.

Is a platelet count of 507 something to be worried about? In Jan it was 615 & I was advised that It was caused by anemia & have been on iron sups.

It is on the high si: A Platelet count of >450,000 is of concern and needs to be checked by a doctor. We need to see the results of your complete Blood count(CBC) before we can give you further advice. Are you under the care of a doctor who is treating your Anemia? He/she may be able to take care of you but you need to follow up until your blood counts return to normal. ...Read more

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Wbc=3200, normal platelet count, fe defic. Anemia, what are the possible causes of such leucopenia?

Possibly normal: More concerning is iron deficiency. Cause needs to be identified. Talk to a hematologist. Possible causes of low WBC count are numerous include lupus, hiv, myelodysplasia and medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Yes: A low mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), even in the absence of a low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) or low rbc count can be a sign of a evolving microcytic anemia. Microcytosis can be caused by iron deficiency (check ferritin level) or thallesemia (check hemoglobin electrophoresis). Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod.Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?

More info needed: The most common reason for microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron defieicncy. The most common cause of low neutrophil counts and lymphopoenia can be virally associated or antibody associated. Hopefully, she is seeing a hematologist. Depending on her blood counts, she may be at risk of infection. Please make sure she is being seen properly and that oncologic issues are ruled out as well-. ...Read more

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If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

Not from that test: Most people with HIV have normal blood counts; your recent test says nothing about whether you have HIV. You need an HIV test if possibly at risk or otherwise concerned. ...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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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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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