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I Have Too Many Platelets
What are some ways to speed up a platelet donation? I give every two weeks and many people finish faster than me. Can i speed up the process?
It depends: How elevated and underlying cause. If it is more than 1 million, it can cause thrombotic complications. If it is caused by a hematologic disorder, you have a higher chance of complication. ...Read more
My mom has a blood disorder. Her body is producing 2 many platelets. They're normal now but white cnt is 3.8 how concerning is the white cell #? Ty
Not bad: Blood counts typically fluctuate from one day to the other. The white cell count of 3.8 is close to normal. What you need to know is the percentage of the 2 main types of white cells( Nutrophils and lymphocytes). Typically they have a ration of 60% neutrophils and 40% lymphocytes(these are average numbers with a range which is quite wide. Send us the complete blood count(CBC) report, to be sure. ...Read more
Platelets consistently 120-140k. Hematologist ran many other blood tests, but found nothing abnormal. Are some people just regularly on low end?
Always in my nose there are hard secretion many times with platelet and blood coaguled right and left nari? I haven't blood and venus problema!
Bloody nose: These hard secretions may be crusting due to a nose bleed and/or a very dry nose. Using saline nasal spray and nasal gels will help keep the nose moist and this should help with your problem over time. Being near a humidifier and staying hydrated will also be helpful. If it still persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBC normal except for RBC. normal up to 5.8. Many years I alternate from 5.7 to 5.9. HGB, HCT, Platelets always normal range. is this a problem?
No: Having a RBC count at the upper end of normal is not a problem especially if it has remained stable. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450,000 -500,000?
Veggies raising plat: Very unlikely that your platelets are increased due to eating vegetables. Platelets are also acute phase reactants.. Meaning they may be transient high due to a minor infection or inflammation. Repeat platelet count after 3-4 weeks. If high may need further workup for thrombocytosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been 5 yrs of weakness, fatigue, mental fog, many medical tests. Platelets almost normal now from high. How to approach dr concern of adrenal issues?
Adrenal Insufficienc: The generalized symptoms you describe may be related to a number of varied conditions. Various blood studies might well give you provider a clue as to their source. Your symptoms may be consistent with either adrenal insufficiency or suppression, but if that were the case you would have many more symptoms. Various blood studies, such as cortisol levels and an acth suppression test can help. ...Read more
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