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Can thrombocytosis be cured?

Thrombocytosis: Absolutely, if its reactive. It can be treated with it is essential. ...Read more

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What causes thrombocytosis?

What causes thrombocytosis?

Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do to address thrombocytosis?

What can I do to address thrombocytosis?

It can be.: Thrombocythemia (another name for an abnormally high platelet count) can predispose you to both venous and arterial blood clots. The cause of the thrombocythemia and the level to which they are elevated are both important factors to consider in treatment. Consult with a hematologist. The treatment may involve taking Aspirin or another platelet lowering drug. Ultimately, the cause it what matters. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

Not treated: Most cases are reactive and the cause has to be addressed, specifically bleeding and inflammatory conditions, infectious or not infectious, most commonly. Even essential thrombocytemia which is affecting specifically thrombocytes is not treated unless platelet count hits 1 million. ...Read more

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What is the long-term effect of having thrombocytosis?

What is the long-term effect of having thrombocytosis?

Usually none: The high platelet count that often accompanies iron deficiency is probably harmless. Even the high platelet count in essential thrombocythemia often causes no troubles; your physicain will advise you about managing risk, and often the best treatment is "nothing". I'm glad you asked as this generates much worry. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please suggest me the best medicine for thrombocytosis?

Please suggest me the best medicine for thrombocytosis?

Find the cause: At your age, the most common cause is iron deficiency. If this applies, manage it. There are a variety of other possibilities. A proper work up is required, not just treating a lab value. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

Not really: It even raises the hemoglobin and hematocrit only a few percent. The most common cause of thrombocytosis is iron deficiency; no one knows why. Very high counts should prompt a workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can essential thrombocytosis be inherited?

Can essential thrombocytosis be inherited?

Yes: Essential thrombocytosis can be inherited (autosomal dominant). When inherited, it is called familial essential thrombocytosis. However, mutations can also occur later in life in a non-inherited pattern. ...Read more

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Why does splenectomy lead to thrombocytosis?

Why does splenectomy lead to thrombocytosis?

Splenectomy: One of the functions of the spleen is to help filter out impurities and worn out blood components, including red blood cells and platelets. After the removal of the spleen, since there is a decreased recycling of the body's platelets, there will normally be an increase in the number of circulating platelets, a so-called thrombocytosis. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytosis cause pain when breathing?

Can thrombocytosis cause pain when breathing?

Not likely: However, thrombocytosis can be associated with many things that do cause pain with breathing including pulmonary embolism of blood clots, malignancies, inflammation of pleura and others. ...Read more

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Causes of thrombocytosis patients high counts?

Causes of thrombocytosis patients high counts?

Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do about essential thrombocytosis!!!!! please help!?

What to do about essential thrombocytosis!!!!! please help!?

Educate yourself: If you're actually 32 years old, you're a little young for this diagnosis. Did you get genetic studies? You'll need to learn everything you can about it. Often the best treatment for bona fide essential thrombocythemia is to do nothing. There are medications that are helpful depending on your counts and whether it's giving you any problems. Your life expectancy isn't shortened by it. Keep learning ...Read more

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My son 13 y o since 2010 has thrombocytosis ( <600) .Asymptomatic what should I do?

My son 13 y o since 2010 has thrombocytosis ( <600) .Asymptomatic
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Needs follow-up: Moderate thrombocytosis. I.E., platelet count less than 1 million, is very unlikely to cause thrombotic complication in children. ...Read more

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Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Depends on cause: Increase platelet count may be due to iron deficiency and easily treatable. However, there more serious caused of thrmbocytosis, e.g., leukemia. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Yes: You can bleed with et especially if your platelet level is very high above 1 million. Et can cause thrombosis/clotting as well as bleeding. Thus, you need to make sure that your platelet is well controlled. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any medical information on a condition called "essential thrombocytosis"?

Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more

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What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. what food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. what food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

Just be healthy: That means focus on a diet diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Eat healthy fats like avocados and fatty fish(tuna, mackerel, salmon) and avoid trans fats. Make sure you don't forget to eat reasonable portion sizes too. ...Read more