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I have high platelet count. I have been refused care by my pcp due to pregnancy. My question, are there any issues I need to worry about with higplate?

I have high platelet count. I have been refused care by my pcp due to pregnancy. My question, are there any issues I need to worry about with higplate?

How high?: The most common cause of a somewhat-high platelet count is iron deficiency. If you are iron deficient now, you need to address this at once, especially since you're going to be a mother. Cause (dietary, blood loss monthly or from other source) needs to be found. If the count is high enough to warrant a hematology referral, it can be done while you're pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does your platelet count change with pregnancy?

Rougly the same: Generally it stays about the same. Some women can develop a benign condition where their platelet count decreases during pregnancy but returns to normal after birth. ...Read more

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Does your platelet count normalize after pregnancy?

Does your platelet count normalize after pregnancy?

Yes: Pregnancy-induced thrombocytopenia (low platelets in pregnancy) will generally resolve in the first few days to weeks after delivery. There are other causes of low platelets that may need to be addressed depending on how low the platelet count gets as well as how fast it may or may not rebound. It also depends on your general health. ...Read more

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What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

What does lower platelet count mean during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: One condition associated with low platelets in pregnancy is called "gestational thrombocytopenia". This is typically a condition that manifests itself in the third trimester of pregnancy. Other more serious conditions that lower platelets are itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura), and hellp syndrome. ...Read more

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Had my bloodwork done within my 26th week of pregnancy & the result showed I have 455 platelet count. Should I be worried? Booked another bloodtest.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a high platelet count may be an indication of iron deficiency. Please discuss taking iron supplement with your doctor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

Is it safe to take baby aspirin during pregnancy? Will I get an overweight baby? Does aspirin affect platelet count?

Obstetrician: This is a question that is best addressed to the obstetrician providing prenatal care as many factors need to be considered to answer this question appropriately. ...Read more

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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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Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry ...Read more

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Any ideas why is it that I have a high platelet count?

General idea: I need more info to help you with your question. In general, high platelet count can be a reactive process, such as to infection, inflammation, or even iron def, smoking, etc. Occasionally, bone marrow disorder may be the cause for persistent elevation of platelet count as well such as essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?

No one thing: No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed. However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead to iron deficiency. Too many platelets is a common finding in iron deficiency anemia, and so it could be indirectly related to the hypothyroidism. However, too many platelets can have other causes as well, so it's best to ask your own doc about this. ...Read more

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Can you take aspirin with high platelet count?

Can you take aspirin with high platelet count?

Yes: In fact Aspirin is often recommended for patients with high platelet counts. ...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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What is a low neutrophil and high platelet count indicate?

Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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Is a 385 platelet count on the high end cos the rest of my CBC test was gd?

Probably not: Depending on the laboratory, the range of a normal platelet count can vary. However, under 400, 000 is generally normal and if your other counts were fine, your platelet count appears to be normal as well. ...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 WBC for over 3 years plus newly found high platelet count what causes this?

Need some more: Information here. With both being "high" would think of a myeloprolifierative disorder like chronic myeloid leukemia or essential thrombocythemia. On the other hand if the counts are just a bit high could be as simple as heavy smoking. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood platelet count go down, if it's been a bit high on 2 blood tests?

Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic infection or inflammation, metastatic cancer, and essential thrombocythemia, a bone marrow disorder which causes excessive production of platelets. For the correct diagnosis and treatment, you will need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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My sons wbc is getti g higher.it was 11.000 last aug 2015 it is now 19.700 his platelet count is also high at 578.000 should I worry?

Of concern: Definitely of concern. Without a clinical context hard to comment. It sounds like his pediatrician was following his counts for a reason. If you do not hear back from his physician call the office in order to have an explanation for the results and what to do next. ...Read more

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Is this true?.35 percent of people who have high platelet counts also have cancer... Sometimes a high platelet count is the first sign of cancer.

Is this true?.35 percent of people who have high platelet counts also have cancer... Sometimes a high platelet count is the first sign of cancer.

No: Your platelet count may go up with exercise and even infection. There is no link to cancer but you may have a clotting problem if the count gets really high. ...Read more

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Are these numbers considered high platelet count? 384. It was flagged as high on my lab reports as their range is 150-379. All other results normal

Are these numbers considered high platelet count?  384. It was flagged as high on my lab reports as their range is 150-379. All other results normal

Probably not bad: Normal lab ranges are based on averages from healthy subjects, so there is always the possibility that a value slightly higher or lower than normal is perfectly fine. Sometimes elevated platelets are due to a passing viral infection or other self-limiting condition. If you are otherwise healthy it's probably ok not to worry at all, though you could repeat the test in 4 weeks or so, if concerned. ...Read more

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I've had an ongoing high Platelet count & Low RBC Count. What can be causing it? Is it some type of disease or disorder? Can my child have it as well?

RBC loss: Loss or destruction of RBC or any ongoing blood loss may be making your blood count low. To make up for the loss your bone marrow becomes hyperactive making more RBC and platelets. RBC still stay low due to ongoing loss but platelets remains high. Please ask your doctor if you have evidence of hemolysis (RBC destruction) or ongoing blood loss ...Read more

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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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What does a high platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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