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High Platelets 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.
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
U/s confirmed many nodules. Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic. Chronic fever. Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?
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
Yes: Thrombocytosis will not affect your getting a tattoo. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: High B12 likely signifies that you have been taking a supplement with b12. ...Read more
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
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
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
What is the prognosis for my wife who has tested JAC2 postive with high platelets 500+; thus possible ET.
Pretty good: Essential thrombocythemia is a real disease but seldom kills -- in fact, statistically it's hardly even a life-shortener. ...Read more
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
Please let me know if there is any alternate treatment for essential thrombocythemia or high platelets?
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
I have slightly elevated platelets. I read 35pc of people with elevated platelets also have cancer. Is this true? Should I be concerned?
High platelets: That is not true. You will need proper workup to find out the cause of thrombosytosis. Causes are either primary or secondary (also known as reactive). Iron deficiency is a common cause and jak-2 mutation driven condition et is also a common cause. ...Read more
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
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
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE LOW WBC AND HIGH PLATELETS, HIGH SEGMENTED NEUTROPHILS AND LOW EOSINPHILS??
Nonspecific: These tests rarely tell you much and have to be interpreted in the context. The normals are based on averages but highs and lows have no clinical significance. For example, if you have a high segmented percentage in the setting of low WBCs that can actually mean a normal absolute segmented count. Also, eos generally should be low. ...Read more