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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

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

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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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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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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Should i be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816, 000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.

Should i be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816, 000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.

Recheck it: Iron deficiency could be the cause but it is important to follow up on it. Please recheck it after correction of iron deficiency. Then get a CBC and see what changes have taken place. Also watch WBC count. If the platelet count persists above 500, 000 then you need to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Doctor for Grandma: Your grandma needs to see a doctor, possibly a geriatrician. She has multiple problems which can result in difficulty concentrating. Of course alzheimer's will cause this, but she may have more acute problems (like infection, etc) which can worsen it. If she's examined and something is found that can be treated, she may be better able to concentrate. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

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