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Can leukocytosis and idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Can leukocytosis  and  idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Nope: "leukocytosis" is a fancy way of saying higher than normal amount of white blood cells. Many causes. "thrombocytopenia" [?] is a fancy medical way of saying low platelets. These are different parts of the blood. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia ?

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

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They say my diagnosis is thrombocytosis and leukocytosis because of a high WBC count. What can I do?

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

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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

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I've been having issues with large unknown bruises on my arms and legs for months. I have thrombocytosis, leukocytosis & neutrophilia. So why?

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

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Can thrombocytosis be cured?

Thrombocytosis: Absolutely, if its reactive. It can be treated with it is essential. ...Read more

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Causes of thrombocytosis patients high counts?

Causes of thrombocytosis patients high counts?

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

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Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Depends on cause: Increase platelet count may be due to iron deficiency and easily treatable. However, there more serious caused of thrmbocytosis, e.g., leukemia. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the essential thrombocythemia?

What is the essential thrombocythemia?

ET: It is a condition under myeloproliferative neoplasme umbrella where- for unclear reason- bone marrow produce too much platelet that can go beyond a million. They are sticky and abnormal platelets that can cause blood clots or bleeding. Myeloproliferative neoplasm can transform into acute leukemia. The risk of et to develop acute leukemia is about 5%. Discuss further with your hematologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is essential thrombocythemia?

What exactly is essential thrombocythemia?

ET: Et is one of the myeloproliferative neoplasms. It causes overproduction of platelets and a susceptibility to clotting and, occasionally, bleeding problems. Whether one needs treatment depends on the patient's age, previous disease-related complications, and underlying cardiovascular status. Several good support groups can be found on the internet. ...Read more

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How many people have essential thrombocythemia (ET)?

Quite common: For the whole population, maybe 1 person in 2000. It's more common in older folks, less so in youngsters. ...Read more

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I have essential thrombocythemia. Is this a life long disease?

Yes : Treatment of essential thrombocythemia depends on your risk of blood-clotting or bleeding episodes. If you're younger than 60, have had no signs or symptoms, and have no other risk factors for developing blood clots, such as smoking, you may simply need periodic medical checkups. ...Read more

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Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Yes: You can bleed with et especially if your platelet level is very high above 1 million. Et can cause thrombosis/clotting as well as bleeding. Thus, you need to make sure that your platelet is well controlled. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any medical information on a condition called "essential thrombocytosis"?

Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more

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What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. what food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. what food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

Just be healthy: That means focus on a diet diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Eat healthy fats like avocados and fatty fish(tuna, mackerel, salmon) and avoid trans fats. Make sure you don't forget to eat reasonable portion sizes too. ...Read more

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What is thrombocythemia, itp?

What is thrombocythemia, itp?

Low platelets: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Itp or immuned mediated thrombocytopenia is one cause of low platelets thought to be caused by increased peripheral destruction and under production. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes thrombocytosis?

What causes thrombocytosis?

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

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What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

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