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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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28wks pregnant with hypothyroidism. Low = haemoglobin, platelets, RBC, haematocrit &lymphocytes. High MCH, MCV quite high. Anaemia? Or possible cause?

28wks pregnant with hypothyroidism. Low = haemoglobin, platelets, RBC, haematocrit &lymphocytes. High MCH, MCV quite high. Anaemia? Or possible cause?

Anemia and pregnancy: Being pregnant can cause anemia. Discuss with your obstetrician. It also depends what your haemoglobin was before you were pregnant. ...Read more

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My hair has been coming out clumps in the shower I am 24 just diagnosis with hypothyroidism and low platelet count should I be worried?

My hair has been coming out clumps in the shower I am 24 just diagnosis with hypothyroidism and low platelet count should I be worried?

This is serious: I'll bet the hair stuff is telogen effluvium and I expect when your thyroid is managed it will remit, but you need to monitor the low platelets carefully and see whether your physician working with you can't find a cause. Be sure to let your physician know of any meds you are taking -- including "holistic" meds that are often not what they are supposed to be, and whether you drink quinine. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Change meds: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 such as synthroid (thyroxine). Stop the cytomel. It can be dangerous and there is no way to check to see if you're on the correct dose. Your anemia may need further evaluation once your thyroid is stabilized. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or bone marrow suppression, and low platelets can also be a result of an infection, or a problems with your liver and kidneys. You should be taking thyroid replacement and see a physician immediately about the low white blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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What are common causes of high platelets?

What are common causes of high platelets?

Many cause: Included, myeloproliferative syndromes, inflammatory disease, drug induced, immune disorders, hematology disorders and neoplasms (lymphoma, hodgkin, neuroblastoma, carcinoma) ...Read more

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What are some reasons for having high platelets?

What are some reasons for having high platelets?

Thrombocytosis: Increased platelet count is common whenever there is inflammation or trauma (reactive thrombocytosis). If no such condition is known to exist, then the bone marrow may be hyperactive (essential thrombocytosis), or possibly there is a subclinical inflammatory condition present like inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

Could be: This pattern could be seen in iron deficiency, acute infection or myeloproliferative disease. ...Read more

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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CBC shows high RDW, and high platelets. Should I be concerned?

CBC shows high RDW, and high platelets. Should I be concerned?

Check Fe/TIBC: Lab reference ranges are set to that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. RDW does tend to rise as the body becomes depleted of iron, before anemia develops. If this could be you (frequent blood donor, heavy periods, vegetarian), it may be a red flag. Lowish iron also drives platelets up. Your physician may want to check you for this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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High platelets 404 (range 150-400) high eos 0.7 (range 0.0-0.5). Is this bad?

Probably not: The two results that you are referring to are in the upper range of normal. If all other results are within range, they should probably be considered normal as well. If, however, these results are part of other abnormal tests, you should discuss with your physician in order to look at the entire picture. ...Read more

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What's worse high platelets or low?

Depends: Very low platelets can increase risk of bleeding - obviously could be dangerous. Very high platelets (usually above a million) could increase risk of clots (strokes etc) & even bleeding in certain high risk pts with "myeloproliferative" disorder. The most important question is what is the cause & how high or how low. Sometimes platelets could increase because of iron deficiency or inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between high platelets levels and have high B12 levels?

Is there any relation between high platelets levels and have high B12 levels?

No: High B12 likely signifies that you have been taking a supplement with b12. ...Read more

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High platelets and clotting time related?

High platelets and clotting time related?

HIGH PLATLET COUNT: In people with high platlet count there is incidents of increased clotting and one may develope clots in brain causing stroke, headache or dizziness, clots in hands and feet, but they can happen anywhere in body. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis b/c with high platelets?

Possible: Yes, platelets may go up with active infection or bacause of iron deficiency common with infections. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get high platelets of 550 every time you have blood analysis?

Suggests something: Increased platelets may suggest something else. It made not be anything bad but it needs to be clarified. Ask your physician to help clarify why you have increased platelets. ...Read more

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Recently, I had some blood work done and it came back stating that I had high platelets. Is this dangerous?

Usually not: Platelets out of the high end of the reference range are common especially in folks that are a bit iron-deficient. This is a little-known fact that may be a tip-off to preserve your health. When you're up around 700, 000, or if there are other anomalies that are suggestive, this may be essential thrombocythemia which is usually easy to manage nowadays. ...Read more

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Cbc came back with high platelets (610, 000) how concerning is this? Dr wants to retest in month. Is that ok? Other results from CBC were normal.

Maybe: There are several reasons that platelets may be high. Iron deficiency, bleeding (even a heavy period), inflammation, and a myeloproliferativeve disorder are among the more common. It's probably worth confirming that the level is high with another blood count before further evaluating. No need for a whole month to go by before repeating. ...Read more

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High platelets and longer clotting clotting time? Is that a bad liver problem?

High platelets and longer clotting clotting time? Is that a bad liver problem?

Probably no.: Liver problem usually decrease platelet count but causes prolonged clotting or bleeding time. Elevated platelets and clotting time could suggest some kind of blood disorder. ...Read more

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What can a low mpv of 5.8 (range 7.0-10.4) mean 3 weels after giving birth. Also high platelets.

More information nee: Low mpv--means the the patient has smaller platelets. This may be associated with some family history of smaller platelets or with some syndromes. High platelets can be associated with iron deficiency or other vitamin deficiencies. Should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any alternate treatment for essential thrombocythemia or high platelets?

Always alternatives: There are alternative treatments for everything. However, the question is whether any are effective for ET. None are yet proven but a healthy diet, detoxification, exercise, herbs like turmeric, Japanese Knotweed & medical marijuana, stress reduction, homeopathy and acupuncture are worth exploring.
See http://medicalmarijuana. Com/medical-marijuana-treatments/E-T-
Work with an integrative doctor. ...Read more

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What does elevate high platelets mean?

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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What to do if I have high platelets count in the tests?

Find why: Most elevations of platelets are of no concern. Simple iron deficiency even if mild can do this. Over 700000 or so may require a work up. Do nothing. ...Read more

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What could cause high platelets? Is there a diet to decrease the platelets?

What could cause high platelets? Is there a diet to decrease the platelets?

Several causes: Diet is not going to help with this or with most other illnesses. Modest elevations are common in iron deficiency. Large elevations need a work up. ...Read more

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Are low hemoglobin and high platelets related?

Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammation; then anemia can occur (called anemia of chronic disease) and platelets can be artificially elevated as they can go up in inflammatory conditions (called acute phase reactant);. ...Read more

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Is having thrombocytosis (high platelet count) a huge health concern?

Is having thrombocytosis (high platelet count) a huge health concern?

It can be.: Thrombocythemia (another name for an abnormally high platelet count) can predispose you to both venous and arterial blood clots. As I am sure you can imagine, blood clots in the veins or arteries can be very serious health concerns.
The cause of the thrombocythemia and the level to which they are elevated are both important factors to consider in treatment.
Consult with a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when Cbc resulted to high wbc and high platelets?

What does it mean when Cbc resulted to high wbc and high platelets?

Abnormal CBC: Without further details, it is hard to say, but an elevated white count could reflect an infection somewhere. The platelet count interpretation really depends on the number, but if both the white count and the platelets are significantly elevated, it is time to go to a hematologist. ...Read more

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High platelets low mpv high absolute lymphs? Do these together show signs of leukemia and or lymphoma?

High platelets low mpv high absolute lymphs? Do these together show signs of leukemia and or lymphoma?

Incomplete info: 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, what you have provided is not sufficient information to render a meaningful opinion. How high is the lymphocyte count? What is the morphology? Are there any enlarged lymph glands? It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more