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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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U/s confirmed many nodules. Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic. Chronic fever. Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

U/s confirmed many nodules. Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic. Chronic fever. Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

Expert specialist: Care is needed and it appears you are in the loop. It sounds as if you have multiple nodules in the thyroid, and concerns about thyroid disease. Biopsy will help with the question of cancer, but follow up with an endocrinologist is essential. ...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 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?

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?

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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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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What's worse high platelets or low?

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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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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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 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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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 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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What is the prognosis for my wife who has tested JAC2 postive with high platelets 500+; thus possible ET.

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

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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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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

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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

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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