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Dr. Deborah Sculco
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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

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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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


Dr. George T Tsai
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Is a chronically high platelet count dangerous?

Is a chronically high platelet count dangerous?

Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Why might someone have a high platelet count?

Why might someone have a high platelet count?

High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function. The cause should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Is a platelet count of 451 too high?

Higher than normal: Your count is higher than normal. Iron deficiency often is associated with high platelet counts. What are the results of rest of blood count test? ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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I have had a high platelet count the past two months. What are causes of this?

I have had a high platelet count the past two months. What are causes of this?

Primary or reactive: this elevation could be primary or autonomous hematologic disease i.e., part of myeloproliferative disorder ,or reactive secondary to inflammation ,infection ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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What causes a high platelet count?

High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no spleen but there are many other causes. It can also be a problem with the bone marrow function. The cause should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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My platelet count is 451 is this considered high?

Near the: Upper limit of normal in most labs. In and of itself not a concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Please tell me what does high platelet count mean?

Need more info: It would be helpful to know the results of complete blood count. High platelet count is often a side effect of iron deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytosis/basics/definition/con-20032674. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
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