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Platelets 288 MCHC 31.7 with Giant Platelets , can you explain what giant plates are? Should I be concerned?

Platelets 288 MCHC 31.7 with Giant Platelets , can you explain what giant plates are? 
Should I be concerned?

How many?: Platelets form from their precursor megakaryocytes fragmenting into tiny pieces. From time to time, small groups stay together. This is quite common if you're making platelets rapidly because something's destroying them rapidly, but if your count's normal and you're feeling okay and aren't obviously a bleeder, and there's not a whole lot of them, chances are it's just you. ...Read more

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In a CBC, what does it mean if it says Giant Platelets: present?

It depends on your H: Giant platelets means there is a larger proportion of young(freshly made) platelets. It is a finding sometimes seen in people who have low platelet counts due to conditions like ITP. Do you have any health problems such as your platelet count? Please give us this bit of information in order for us to be able to help you with your question. ...Read more

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Normal iron and feretin levels, low saturation (9%). Had two iron injections and saturation rose to 33%, but fell to 13% within month. Giant platelets?

Normal iron and feretin levels, low saturation (9%). Had two iron injections and saturation rose to 33%, but fell to 13% within month. Giant platelets?

Demand explanation: You're intelligent and you deserve a full account of what's really going on. If a person who is not iron deficient is given an injection of iron, the saturation will rise and then fall without improving health. How was this clinical option selected? If you are iron deficient, why? Heavy periods? Loss from vegetarian diet? Do you have a bleeding ulcer or stomach / bowel lesion? ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic moderate autoimmune neutropenia & moderate-severe thrombocytopenia with giant platelets? Occasionally anemic.

What are the causes of chronic moderate autoimmune neutropenia & moderate-severe thrombocytopenia with giant platelets? Occasionally anemic.

Autoimmunity: The development of an autoimmune disease is most likely from impaired regulation of the immune function leading to immunologic attack on one's own tissue. The presence of one autoimmune disease increases the risk to develop another one probably from the impaired regulation. However we have still much to learn about autoimmunity as to why some people are more prone to it (female are more at risk). ...Read more

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Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?

Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?

Blood smear: 23 year old lady with Fe deficiency anemia with smear. You can google to learn more about these names. Poikilocytes refers to variation in the size and shape of the cells. Iron deficiency results in small red blood cells, microcytosis means small cells. Hypochromia refers to less color being seen in the cells because the heme pigment in hemoglobin contains Iron. Full workup and get treated. ...Read more

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8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils, monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia. ?

 8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils,  monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia. ?

Hematology: With these signs in the blood that your child has. I would suggest that you your child be seen by a hematologist. This may be a serious blood disorder needing further diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more

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Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Hsp: hsp doesn't cause any changes in platelet count. I am not sure what do you mean been in and out of remission. The chronic issues with hsp is the blood in the urine, butost of the time it is microscopic. Blood pressure need to be monitored. If you have other issues with platelet count, you probably need to see hematologist to help you sort it out ...Read more