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Elevated platelets - 478; CRP 21.9 WHat could this be?

Elevated platelets - 478; CRP 21.9 WHat could this be?

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, there may be more than one thing, you may be iron deficient which is often associated with high platelet count. You also may have inflammation indicated by high CRP. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have elevated hgb (15.6), elevated hct (46.9) and elevated platelets (465)?

Many possibilities: This could simply be a result of mild dehydration with hemoconcentration, or it could indicate the presence of what may be called an "active bone marrow". The cause for this must be determined in combination with a detailed history, physical exam and assessment by a knowledgeable and thoughtful doctor. Good luck, hope you stay well. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera. Let your doctor find out. ...Read more

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What commonly can cause your platelet count to be elevated?

What commonly can cause your platelet count to be elevated?

Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic infection or inflammation, metastatic cancer, and essential thrombocythemia, a bone marrow disorder which causes excessive production of platelets. For the correct diagnosis, you will need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What should I do my platelet count is elevated and my ferratin level is low?

What should I do  my platelet count is elevated and  my ferratin level is low?

Hematologist: Low ferritin may be due to iron deficiency as a result of monthly period blood loss. If your platelet count is significantly elevated, your blood may clot too easily. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated platelet count in a 13-month old?

What can cause elevated platelet count in a 13-month old?

Inflammation...: There are many causes of higher than normal platelet count. Platelets are an "acute phase reactant", which simply means they go up in number whenever there is inflammation (like an infection [any type]). Iron deficiency can also cause this, but usually person is anemic. Whether or not it needs to get rechecked depends on how elevated the platelet count is. ...Read more

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Is it possible for platelets to be elevated from anesthesia 2 weeks after surgery?

Yes.: Your body has a natural and predictable stress response to surgery. It is normal for your platelet count to rise after surgery, peaking at about 14 days, and then returning to their previous level over another week or so. ...Read more

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I have slightly elevated platelets. I read 35pc of people with elevated platelets also have cancer. Is this true? Should i be concerned?

High platelets: That is not true. You will need proper workup to find out the cause of thrombosytosis. Causes are either primary or secondary (also known as reactive). Iron deficiency is a common cause and jak-2 mutation driven condition et is also a common cause. ...Read more

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