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Dr. Kelty Baker
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Platelet count is also known as Platelets. Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


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I have high platelet count, no anemia, smear is ok, what else could this be?

I have high platelet count, no anemia, smear is ok, what else could this be?

How high?: There are different causes of high platelet level. Generally is divided by 2- primary bone marrow problem vs secondary causes/ reactive process ( such as: bleeding, iron deficiency, infection/inflammation, malignancy. Bone marrow biopsy often times needs to be done to evaluate/ rule out possibility of primary bone marrow problem. Discuss further with your hematologist. ...Read more

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High platelet count, no anemia, no fever, hot all the time, muscle weakness, bone tenderness, fatigue. I am just tired of no answer. Please help me.?

High platelet count, no anemia, no fever, hot all the time, muscle weakness, bone tenderness, fatigue. I am just tired of no answer. Please help me.?

How high is high?: Platelets can be increased in response to many insults, including iron loss (though you note no anemia), immune disorders, or other less common causes. Occasionally, when the platelets are very high (over 750, 000 for instance, a consultation with a blood specialist (hematologist or oncologist) is in order. A fairly standard work up could help get to the bottom of things for you. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a high platelet count and anemia?

Iron deficiency: Among the common anemias, this is the one that is likely to produce a moderate elevation in total platelets. If you are iron deficient, look for an underlying cause. It can be anything from a non-supplementing vegetarian diet to blood loss each month to blood loss from a hidden serious illness in the gut or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high platelet count and anemia?

What are the causes of a high platelet count and anemia?

Iron deficiency: Anemia can be associated with an elevated platelet count, but many possibilities. If the changes are significant talk to your doc about more work up. ...Read more

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Please help! high platelet count, high luehocytes, no anemia, normal luekemia blood test. Very weak, tired a lot. Bruise easily. Very inflamed chest.?

Please help! high platelet count, high luehocytes, no anemia, normal luekemia blood test. Very weak, tired a lot. Bruise easily. Very inflamed chest.?

Need evaluation: High PLT and WBC can be from cancer or inflammation (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, etc). I'm not sure what "leukemia blood test" is. Needs further evaluation beyond the the character limits here. ...Read more

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Hight potassium, high platelets, white count, severe anemia, neg ana, old mono. What could it be. I know lupus it can still be but old mono.Never knew?

Hight potassium, high platelets, white count, severe anemia, neg ana, old mono. What could it be. I know lupus it can still be but old mono.Never knew?

See below: Anemia can cause an elevated platelet count. Lupus is rare when ANA is negative and is less likely with a high platelet count and white blood cell count. The old mono that you mention is probably past exposure to mono. If you are not seeing a hematologist, you want to consider it. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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