Doctor insights on:
Leukocytosis And Thrombocytosis Causes
What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia?
No single cause: You have at least two serious health problems. An evidence-based physician needs to sort these out, starting with a decent history and physical with particular attention to your diet and paying attention to the actual lab values. Nobody here can do anything more than this. Read more
What can cause my platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are all high causing leukocytosis, mild thrombocytosis and macrocytes?
Inflammation: Macrocytes are white blood cells too. Also depends how high they are. Very mild elevation like 10-13 for WBC and 400-450 for platelets could be lab variations too. If mild to moderate suggests inflammation which can be from infection, autoimmune disorders. If very high, blood disorders are a concern. Whomever ordered the test should follow up with u. Read more
They say my diagnosis is thrombocytosis and leukocytosis because of a high WBC count. What can I do?
Not diagnosis: Thrombocytosis (elevated platelet count) and leukocytosis (elevated white blood cell count) are not diagnosis but laboratory findings. They can be associated with many different diagnoses as well as reactive changes (normal response of the body). Your primary physician can do the initial workup and if explanation not clear a hematologist should be consulted. Read more
I've been having issues with large unknown bruises on my arms and legs for months. I have thrombocytosis, leukocytosis & neutrophilia. So why?
Rheumatologist?: Although a bit counterintuitive because playlets help make blood clot, bruising and bleeding can be caused by thrombocytosis in which the too many platelets do not work correctly. These symptoms and lab findings can be associated with hla-b27 related rheumatologic diseases. Sometimes a team of a rheumatologist and hematologist is needed to get to the best diagnosis and treatment. Read more
Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy. Read more
Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Platelets have gone to 1.2 million, saw a hematologist but he said he thinks its reaction thrombocytosis but has no clue to what could cause it?
See another doctor: If your consultant did not give you an explanation of whether you do or do not have essential thrombocythemia, whether you should be tested for jak2, and whether to pursue other studies, then there was probably a communication failure or worse. Get seen by a different hematologist. Read more
Yes: Essential thrombocytosis can be inherited (autosomal dominant). When inherited, it is called familial essential thrombocytosis. However, mutations can also occur later in life in a non-inherited pattern. Read more
Splenectomy: One of the functions of the spleen is to help filter out impurities and worn out blood components, including red blood cells and platelets. After the removal of the spleen, since there is a decreased recycling of the body's platelets, there will normally be an increase in the number of circulating platelets, a so-called thrombocytosis. Read more
Educate yourself: If you're actually 32 years old, you're a little young for this diagnosis. Did you get genetic studies? You'll need to learn everything you can about it. Often the best treatment for bona fide essential thrombocythemia is to do nothing. There are medications that are helpful depending on your counts and whether it's giving you any problems. Your life expectancy isn't shortened by it. Keep learning Read more
It can be.:
Thrombocythemia (another name for an abnormally high platelet count) can predispose you to both venous and arterial blood clots.
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.
The treatment may involve taking Aspirin or another platelet lowering drug.
Ultimately, the cause it what matters. Read more
Not treated: Most cases are reactive and the cause has to be addressed, specifically bleeding and inflammatory conditions, infectious or not infectious, most commonly. Even essential thrombocytemia which is affecting specifically thrombocytes is not treated unless platelet count hits 1 million. Read more