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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