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Few Large Platelets
Can you explain my lab results albumin 3.6 few large platelets lymphocytes % 4% neutrophils% 86% white blood count 12.6x10^3 ul.?
This is serious: No flippancy or disrespect intended. I'm not so concerned about the lowish albumin, and even less about the few big platelets, but your absolute lymphcyte count is way-low and your high absolute neutrophil count also worries me greatly. You need a fully history, physical exam, HIV test, probably anti-nuclear antibody and more from a competent, determined physician. ...Read more
Folate and B12 def:
Deficiency of folate and or B12 vitamins can cause macrocytosis and hyper-segmented neutrophils.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Vitamin & leukemias.: Hypersegmented neutrophils are seen with vitamin b-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, while large platelets can be in myelophthisic disease, like myelofibrosis and leukemias. These are conditions that displace the precursor cells from the bone marrow into the peripheral blood. ...Read more
Maybe two things?: Platelets that are a little bit above or below reference range size seldom mean anything if the platelet count itself is normal and there's nothing to suggest compensated autoimmunity. Hypersegmented neutrophils suggest B12 or Folic Acid deficiency from some cause as the first possible problem worth checking. ...Read more
My 16 year old son has platelet count 255 and mean platelet volume 11.0 with a comment large platelets present. What could be the cause of that?
What does Low and large platelet mean along with patchy T1 hypointensity within the marrow from my MRI?
More info needed: Low and large platelets may be associated with a decreased platelet count and production of new larger platelets. What is the platelet count? Which bone marrow area is being patchy--this could be associated with decreased circulation or fibrosis in that area of the marrow. Please discuss with your doctor who ordered these tests. ...Read more
Plt count nirmal at 165 but says platelets range in size and some are large and I bruise very easily what could this mean?
That's fine: Some folks have a few big platelets -- this in itself is never a problem. If you have an actual bleeding tendency, as following oral surgery or minor surgery, a hematologist might work you up but it's unlikely that the few big platelets will be helpful information. Best wishes. ...Read more
My CBC came back indicating slightly elevated WBC and the statement "large platelets present". What does this mean?
Nothing: It is of no clinical significance. Just reporting incidental findings of normal variants. ...Read more
Have a low mchc count from a cbc and lower neut% count in the large platelets, have also had several infections? Is this normal?
I have petechiae (confirmed) but blood work recently revealed that my platelets are in the normal range. It keeps coming back in larger areas.?
Ptechiae: If your platelet level is normal but yet you have a confirmed ptechiae- other things should be considered- perhaps to check the quality of the platelet, other bleeding problems like von willebrand's disease, perhaps problems with coagulation factor deficiency, problems with collagen etc. Discuss further with your md. If you haven't see a hematologist, you should see one for further w/u. ...Read more
SLIDE REVIEW results, anisocytosis 1+, microcytes 1+, normochromic, ovalocytes occasional, toxic granulation 2+, toxic vacuoles 1+, large platelet 1+Whado?
Clinical picture: The real question is, how do you feel? These findings, while abnormal, may never be explained. In isolation, apart from the clinical picture, they are meaningless. I trust the reader is a pathologist or hematologist -- I'm the former, and often remind people that labs, while indispensable, are adjuncts to the clinical findings. ...Read more
Can tight clothing cause Petechiae? I have several on my chest and a large patch where my underwire from bra hits. Platelets at 331
Petechiae?: Hello ~ YES definitely. A primary sign of asphxyiation in death from strangulation, is petechiae at point of causation, being a ligature or rope or hands on the neck to cause the constriction. If you are talking about clothing, its likely to be in the groin, axilla, cuffs and any other point of constriction. Also note the constriction is severe, so wearing clothes this tight makes no sense.. ...Read more
I am 52, have essential thrombocytosis, blood platelets over a million. I need a hysterectomy because of large fibroids. What are nonsurgical optiions?
UFE: Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is an excellent non-surgical option for treatment of symptomatic fibroids. It is often performed as outpatient and allows women to keep their uterus. This would be much safer than surgery but should be coordinated with an experienced interventional radiologist (ir) and hematologist. There is a transient hypercoagubility with ufe and this needs to be accounted for. ...Read more
I have low WBC 3.7, monocytes 22% (never been this high) and large platelets present. All else normal. I have Lupus, RA, Factor 5 Leiden. Thoughts?
Daughter nosebleed 2xday. Hem 12 ab Mono-0.86 lymphoc 24.4% hematocrit 35.8% seg neutrophils 65.9% platelets 639 mpv 9.5 large platelets present. Ok?
Her hb. And platelets are normal
but her PT PTT needs to be checked and all the clotting factors should be checked so the bleeding due to clotting problem should be checked
also local exam and cauterize the bleeding vessel
in the mean time saline nose drops and a humidifyer might help ...Read more
What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test? My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5 lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86% WBC 12.6
What does a WBC Count of 3.4, large platelets, and neutrophils auto count of 1.8 mean? Have also experienced ongoing nausea, recent vomiting.
Normal values: The results from your complete blood count (CBC) are normal. Your WBC is on the low end of normal, and sometimes that is correlated with certain viral infections (so it's possible your symptoms are related to a viral infection). Pregnancy is another common cause of unexpected nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Mri cervical spine states patchy T1 hypointensity within the marrow. Blood tests shows large platelets and 91 platelet count What does this mean?
Needs medical attent: I assume you have a doctor taking care of you. If not seek one, you may actually need to see a hematologist provided a repeat Platelet count shows low platelet count. Platlet counts under 150, 000 are considered low. There can be many causes for it. You need to do a CBC (complete blood count) and send us the results. This might give a clue. But further testing will be required if platelets remain lo ...Read more
She found a lump on the breast and big soft lump in the armpit. She went 4 a lab test. Wbc and platelet Esr also is elevated. Is der a chance to hav CA
I have cervical lymph node, my Platelet count is 330.00, Lymphocytes is 39.00, low HCT/PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW &WBC 4.32, the lymph is not soft and large?
Mixing up issues: Lymph nodes are filters, full of WBCs, within the lymphatic vessels returning extracellular water (water around cells which has not been picked back up from bulk capillary leakage of plasma, body wide) back into the blood stream. If specific WBCs in a node respond to something passing through, they multiply enlarging the node. This is healthy response to infection, toxins, (rarely cancer), etc. ...Read more
Essential: Thrombocytosis is a seemingly benign over-production of platelets but has a tendency to lead to clots and strokes, and may be a true myeloproliferative (leukemia like) disorder. You need to see a hematologist/oncologist to seal the diagnosis and discuss the need for treatment and options. ...Read more
Complicated.: This is a great question. The major worry of platelets being too lowis unexplained bleeding into the head, which can be very serious. This risk is present at different levels for different patients. It depends on quite a bit of variables: age, recent injury, other illnesses, current bleeding, chance of platelet recovery, etc. Clearly if there is troublesome bleeding, they are too low. ...Read more
Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells. ...Read more
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