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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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How can a high calcium level in blood be reduced?

How can a high calcium level in blood be reduced?

High calcium: It depends on what is causing the high calcium and there are several possibilities. It is necessary to see your physician for an evaluation of why you have high calcium in the blood, so that you can have proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

What can be the causes of a high sGOT and low platelet count?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, liver disease can cause both of these as can many other conditions. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

Not much: High B12 is never worrisome. Low platelets, especially if below 100,000, need to be addressed with a physician who knows how to do a differential diagnosis and workup. Eosinophils over an absolute count of maybe 1000 should prompt a good history and physical exam and perhaps stool for ova and parasites. Labs are adjuncts to diagnosis and ranges are set to flag a few % of healthies. ...Read more

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What could cause a high calcium count, also have high platelet, wbc, neutrophil counts. Could this be caused by stress?

What could cause a high calcium count, also have high platelet, wbc, neutrophil counts. Could this be caused by stress?

Need specifics: A minimally elevated calcium may simply be you, since reference range is set so that several percent of healthies fall on either side ; a few mild genetic traits cause it. A greatly elevated calcium always warns of serious disease. Similar thinking for the other labs. Your physician needs to explain these to you in detail. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?

What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?

Blood counts: There are several potential explanations for this constellation of findings. These include a primary bone marrow problem, pernicious anemia, and side effects of some medications. A consultation with an internist is recommended. ...Read more

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How can RBC be low and iron high?

How can RBC be low and iron high?

Different things: "iron" is often misused as a term for "hemoglobin", sometimes even by allied health professionals who should know better. The "serum iron" actually measures how much of the element are actually available free for use. You may be low on red cells because the iron isn't usable, or the red cells are being lost or destroyed or can't be made for some reason. The situation is common. ...Read more

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What can cause a low creatinine level?

What can cause a low creatinine level?

Low muscle mass: Serum creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. Large muscle mass people have larger creatinine, small muscle mass (women, the elderly) folks have lower creatinine. ...Read more

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Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Low Iron Dizziness: Low iron may be associated with a low red blood cell count -- iron-deficiency anemia. Anemia may present with dizziness. Go see your primary healthcare provider for a history and examination. Drink plenty of fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Is it possible for low iron to cause a low platelet count?

Low platelet: Yes. 1/3 iron def cause low platelet. 1/3 cause high platelet. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?

Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?

Need eval: I am concerned about the big spleen in your case. High globulin can be caused by many things including chronic inflammation, liver disease, rheumatological problems, malignancy/bone marrow problems etc, you need further evaluation, . ...Read more

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Can enchondroma be related to high blood pressure levels?

Can enchondroma be related to high blood pressure levels?

Not related: Enchondroma is one type of benign (noncancerous) cartilage tumor that appears on the inside of the bone. These tumors usually begin and grow in childhood, then stop growing but remain present throughout adulthood. They are not related to high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Would a testosterone level of 77 be high enough to cause secondary erythrocytosis?

Would a testosterone level of 77 be high enough to cause secondary erythrocytosis?

I would say no: Normal testosterone levels run from 250-1000. In my experience, unless T levels get over 1000 for a long period of time, there is no problem. I do lab work every 6 mos on pts under rx for T deficiency. ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

No: Other way around. Certain forms of anemia, those associated with hemolysis (rbc destruction), can result in an elevated bilirubin level producing jaundice. ...Read more

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High ferritin and high parathormone, what could be the cause.

High ferritin and high parathormone, what could be the cause.

Uncertain: It is very difficult to interpret a test result without knowing the reason why it was done. Ferritin levels relate to iron stores in the body, but also can be high related to liver disorders. Parathyroid hormone can only be interpreted with a simultaneous calcium level, as it is the hormone that regulates calcium in the body. ...Read more

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What could be cause of persistent high wbc(16-25k)high platelets(500)and very low vitamin d(<20)?

What could be cause of persistent high wbc(16-25k)high platelets(500)and very low vitamin d(<20)?

High WBC & platelets: Mild to moderately elevated blood counts in multiple cell lines (white blood cells and platelets) suggests: (1) possible chronic inflammatory condition, like arthritis, or lupus, etc. (2) a bone marrow disorder, in which case the counts will continue to rise; (3) medications, like steroids; or (4) normal variation. Some people can have transient elevations of one or more blood counts without sympt. ...Read more

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What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious infection, an inflammatory condition or some types of cancer. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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If hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low, will platelet level also be low?

If hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low, will platelet level also be low?

Not always: But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet , the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcohol use , or conditions of the bonemarrow from defective synthesis of precursor cells -called myelodysplastic syndrome, a bm failure blood has 2 types of cellular elements-red blood, white blood and platelets and their precursors come from bone marrow. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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