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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

Dr. Mehdi Moezi
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Blood Platelet Count (Definition)

Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the face of trauma to form a seal. A normal platelet count is about 200, 000 to 400, ...Read more


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What should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

What should I do for a blood platelet count of 39?

See a Hematologist : Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) may be due to multiple different problems including a rxn to medication or cancer, however it is most commonly without an identifiable cause (idiopathic or itp). Treatment is only necessary if counts get very low (putting one at risk for spontaneous bleeding) or before surgery. Treatment varies with the cause; it sometimes resolves on its own. ...Read more

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Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

No, not true: No effect on platelet count. It has many other bad effects though! so get away from it before you develop cancer which is a much worse problem than low platelets. ...Read more

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Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Usually not: Because warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and affect production of proteins needed for blood clotting, whereas platelets are product of blood cells. ...Read more

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Can eating "real" licorice affect blood platelet count?

Can eating "real" licorice affect blood platelet count?

Not that I'm aware-: -of. The 1 thing is a weird reaction 2 it in people with a genetic trait that causes paralysis. Just off the top of my head, I recall it from med school. You should Google it as I will to refresh my memory from 50 yrs ago. If I find it will answer again. ...Read more

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What does a blood platelet count of 440 mean? My WBC is 12, 6

What does a blood platelet count of 440 mean? My WBC is 12, 6

440,000 normal: You had a blood platelet count of 440, 000 and a white blood count of 12, 600. Both of these are most likely in the normal range. Talk with the doctor who ordered them. If this was for insurance you can still take these on your next well visit. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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Blood platelet count - should it go up or down if I have the flu?

Blood platelet count - should it go up or down if I have the flu?

Either way...: Viruses can cause suppression of the bone marrow causing any combination of anemia, low platelets, and low white blood cells. After you recover from the virus, your bone marrow will recover and so will your counts. If they don't, other causes will need to be considered. In addition, some people develop immune thrombocytopenic purpura after an illness (an autoimmune destruction of platelets). ...Read more

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Had a blood test done, and the doc said he had a low blood platelet count and will need to be retested. Is that something serious?

Depends how: Low and if you have any other abnormalities in your blood work. Low platelets can cause delay in blood clotting. If you are not having any problems with bleeding, i would not worry too much. Follow your doctor's advice and have re-test first before you get too worried. Lab errors do occur. Isolated finding of low platelets could mean itp, a treatable disease. ...Read more

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What causes a high blood platelet count?

What causes a high blood platelet count?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www.Thrombocytosis.Net. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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