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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


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I have a platelet count of 405. What does that mean?

I have a platelet count of 405.  What does that mean?

Normal: 405 means 405, 000 platelets per microliter. A normal platelet count is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Platelets are tiny cells that make the blood clot. Platelets are made in the bone marrow. An isolated lab test is always difficult to evaluate. ...Read more

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32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

Depends : Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count. ...Read more

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Why my platelet count is 485?

Need more 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, high platelet count is an often an indication of iron deficiency. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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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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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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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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What causes a decreased platelet count?

What causes a decreased platelet count?

Several categories: 1. A false count due to platelet clumping
2. Destruction of platelets
3. Your body not making enough platelets

#1 can be ruled out by having someone look at your blood smear. #2 can be caused by your immune system, medications, or an enlarged spleen. #3 can be from a problem with your bone marrow (leukemia, lymphoma, fibrosis), a nutritional deficiency, drug, or toxin. Lots of causes! See a doc ...Read more

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What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

?thousand?: Platelet counts are usually given as hundreds of thousands per ml of blood. As a means of shorthand communication, they may be stated without the zeros, so "652" likely means 652, 000. This is somewhat high, and might merit investigation but your doctor will now best the circumstances in which this may fit. If it is really only 652, that is dangerously low, and you need to be in a hospital asap. ...Read more

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When platelet count stays slightly low?

See a specialist: A low platelet count is called "thrombocytopenia". Look it up on the internet. A good internal medicine specialist should be able to figure it out, or you may need to see a hematologist (blood specialist). Some medications can lower your platelet count, and certain illnesses can too. ...Read more

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What number is a dangerous platelet count?

Low: Counts between 100-150 (thousand) are usually w/o symptoms. As the count drops towards 50 more bruising and mucosal bleeding are seen. As the number drops below 50 towards 20 the incidence of spontaneous bleeding in the brain increases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 450. Should i be worried?

Not necessarily: If elevated persistently on repeat testing, then it should be checked out. Elevated platelets happen for several reasons. They are an acute phase reactant so if you are sick or recently had surgery, they can be high. Essential or primary thrombocytosis is a bone marrow disorder that causes you to make too many platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated platelet count?

What could cause an elevated platelet count?

Many things: This could be due to iron deficiency anemia, infection, other illness. There are other blood disorders as well such as essential thrombocytosis and p vera.
Let your doctor find out. ...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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What are some ways to improve platelet count?

Need more info: Treatment depends on the cause of low platelet count. Most of these are serious issues and not suitable for do it yourself treatment, It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a platelet count of 544 is this normal?

I have a platelet count of 544 is this normal?

Most labs no.: It is a bit elevated. Stimulants to platelet growth are chronic inflammation/infection and just blood growth hormones (polycythemia vera, which is less common than the other causes mentioned). Mild diseases like viral infections are not a common cause and mostly there is an underlying disease that needs some attention. ...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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Platelet count of 39 means, what should I do?

Platelet count of 39 means, what should I do?

This is low: Enough you should be evaluated by a blood specialist for possible diagnoses and proposed treatment. ...Read more

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My platelet count was 459. Should i be worried?

Watch it: If you're iron deficient, get treated. Otherwise, simply keep an eye on the platelets. If they go higher, your physician may want to work you up -- or a simple test for JAK2 mutation might be ordered now at his/ her discretion if you're worried. ...Read more

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Will platelet donation lower your platelet count?

Minimally: It will minimally lower your count given the amount of platelets being in your blood stream compared to the amount take out of it. Chances are you it will not even reflect on your blood count test. ...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

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What will happen f your platelet count reaches 41?

See below : You could have easy bruising, nosebleeds. Some people bleed more than others with that platelet count though. Usually we do not give platelets unless the platelet count is less than 10, 000-20, 000, unless of course there is bleeding then we give platelets. I'm sure u have but if u haven't please check in with ur doc! ...Read more

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What would cause platelet count to go up and down?

Platelets: Platelets are not static. They go up and down day to day and hour to hour. Please re-ask with more specifics or some form of context to the question. ...Read more