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Doctor insights on: Platelet Distribution Width

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My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

No: I would not be concerned. As long as the platelet count is adequate and hemoglobin and hematocrit ok, little to worry about. However, it would be nice to know what your platelet count and hemoglobin are. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My platelets distribution width was 13.3fl on 18th June and yeterday dropped to 10.5. MCH was 25.6pg & now 26.3pg. MCV was 79fl & now 80.3. Worry?

My platelets distribution width was 13.3fl on 18th June and yeterday dropped to 10.5. MCH was 25.6pg & now 26.3pg. MCV was 79fl & now 80.3. Worry?

No: 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, the changes you described are not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My platelet distribution width is 16.4 is this dangerous and how can I help to correct it my vit B12 is also 671 is there a connection between the two?

Stop worrying: Platelet distribution width is of no concern at all if you are otherwise healthy. If this B12 is in picograms/ml then this is likely within the reference range; it's worrisome only if it's low and a high value in someone who's otherwise healthy isn't anything to worry about. Ranges are actually set so that several percent of normal folks fall outside. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. What are its implications?

Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. What are its implications?

Nothing: Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL. Yours is just below normal but may be your normal. This finding in isolation is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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In a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a high of 41.7. What are its implications? Is this immidiate threat to my health?

In a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a high of 41.7. What are its implications? Is this immidiate threat to my health?

It means nothing: This varies tremendously from person to person for no reason whatever. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. It's of considerable interest if you have certain other blood problems, and I'll assume you don't. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What does low platelet distribution width(10%) indicate? Is it indicator of any underline disease. Does it correlate to higher rdw(18.6 fl)?

Need more info: Platelet distribution width is not a usual measure and a 10% variation is not outside the normal. It is not related to RDW and by itself is not indicative of any diagnosis or disease. Please address the total CBC and diff with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have had some blood tests — suspected RA, my rheumatoid factor is 241! Anti-nuclear factor positive, serum c is 8mg/l and sedrate 15mm/h and platelet distribution width 15.3%, rest was ok?

Hi I have had some blood tests — suspected RA, my rheumatoid factor is 241!
Anti-nuclear factor positive, serum c is 8mg/l and sedrate 15mm/h and platelet distribution width 15.3%, rest was ok?

Rheumatologist: If you have not been evaluated by a rheumatologist, I recommend that you do so in view of the high RA factor and positive ANA and slightly elevated sed rate. These tests are at times nonspecific and your clinical findings have to be taken into consideration for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more

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During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ /? L (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 – 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH — SD(RDW-SD) 5

During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ /? L (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 – 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH — SD(RDW-SD) 5

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. In general, platelets run between 150k-450k/ml These ranges cover 95% of the normal people they test, so 5% of normal people will have values outside the range. The closer a person's values are to the range=more likely normal. Wife's values likely normal for her. ...Read more

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I did CBC : results are : neutrophils 35%, lymphocyte 55.9%, Platelet distribution index 1.75 ... i just need your conclusion and what do you think?

I did CBC : results are : neutrophils 35%, lymphocyte 55.9%, Platelet distribution index 1.75 ... i just need your conclusion and what do you think?

Advise: Rechecfk you: This is slightly abnormal. It can be due to a virus infection. I would advise that you recheck your count to see if it has returned to normal. Send us the results. ...Read more

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How can we increase our platelet counts?

Depends: To increase platelet counts, you need to know what is making them low. Platelet transfusions can be given in certain situations. Treatments like ivig or steroids can help in some situations. Splenectomy will help in some situations. There are not any particular foods or vitamins that will raise platelet counts. ...Read more

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If the mean platelets volume is what it means?

MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to many or too little platelets or difficulty clotting. ...Read more

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Why platelets. Are. Decreased without any cause?

Why platelets. Are. Decreased without any cause?

No one knows why: Itp, idiopathic thrombocytopenia is caused by production of antibodies against platelets. "Idiopathic" means we have no idea why or what the cause is. In other words we know nothing about why. Now we know that most itp is caused by antibodies to platelets and is autoimmune. It is no longer really idiopathic but still retains the name. Why do people get autoimmune disease, also not known. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when your platelets are low?

How low?: Below 50,000 it may be good to get a boost before surgery. At far lower levels, there's a risk of spontaneous bleeding. You do want to find the cause. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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How do I prevent platelet?

Prevent what?: Some detail on your platelet issue please -- too many, clotting, too few, bleeding? ...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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can cause raised platelets?

See details: Sometimes there is no definite cause and this is known as essential thrombocytosis. Causes including acute bleeding, allergic reactions, cancer, chronic kidney failure, exercise, infections, removal of your spleen, inflammation such as from rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatitis, trauma and certain medications. ...Read more

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What do low blood platelets mean?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can mean an increase risk of bleeding. Bleeding can even happen without good cause. The lower the platelet count, the higher the risk for bleeding. The bleeding can be nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. The most concerning bleeding would be bleeding inside the skull. This is unusual, but would likely cause a headache and nausea. ...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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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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Why don't platelets have a nucleus?

No need to divide: The nucleus is present in cells that divide or continue to transcribe new genes into RNA and ultimately translate them to protein. Platelets are shed from larger cells called megakaryocytes, and have all the proteins and chemicals they need for their entire life, so no need for a nucleus. ...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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Where can I donatel blood platelets?

Red Cross!: First, THANK YOU! For donating platelets. You can telephone your local red cross to find out where a donation center with apheresis capability is located. ...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