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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Dr. Deborah Sculco
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

Thrombocytosis: High platelet count is indicative of either a primary bone marrow myeloproliferative disorder or a secondary cause like iron deficiency, stress. Primary disorders include et essential thrombocytosis are driven by jak2 mutation or CML driven by bcrabl mutation. High platelets cause risk of vascular thrombosis, tia, cva, mi. Underlying cause have to be diagnosed and treated to normalize counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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What does elevate high platelets mean?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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It depends: There is a wide range over which platelet counts can go before raising any concerns. Normally they range between 150, 000 to 400,000. if your count is over 450,000, get it rechecked . If the count rises above 500,000, you should get yourself checked by a hematologist(blood cancer specialiist ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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What does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Many things: Bleeding or iron deficiency can cause this, but so can several other things including bone marrow problems. See your doctor or a hematologist to determine the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. David Jin
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What does it mean when platelets are high in the blood?

Dr. David Jin
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does it mean when platelets are high in the blood?

Thanks for asking!: There are 2 major processes associated with thrombocytosis (high platelet count), namely (1) essential or primary; (2) reactive or secondary. Primary causes: essential thrombocytosis and other myeloproliferative disorders. Secondary causes include inflammation, surgery, hyposplenism (decreased platelet breakdown due to reduced function of the spleen), splenectomy, iron deficiency anemia, ...Etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Mean platelet volume .7-.9 points low for 7 years... Platelets vary from high to high end of normal.... Should i be concerned?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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No: If this is the only finding, and your physician is not concerned, i'd ignore it. Some people have smallish platelets. I trust you're not iron deficient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well consult your doctor you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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