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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 99? I recently got over acute bronchitis and took Bactrim. I know the normal range is 150

What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 99? I recently got over acute bronchitis and took Bactrim. I know the normal range is 150

Follow it: I suggest in two weeks off meds. It is no danger at this level. If you have any signs of lupus or have not been checked recently for HIV, some additional lab work is in order

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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.

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up. If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either.

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What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

What causes a low blood platelet count usually?

Bleeding: Platelets are the scaffoding for clot formation and subsequent tissue remodeling. Platelets aggregate at the bleeding site to prevent further blood loss. Abnormal platelet aggregation/destruction, insufficient production, and certain medication can also decrease platelet count.

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Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Alarmingly low blood platelet count, what to do?

Platelets disorders: Very easy answer check with the nearest hematologist.

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What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: blood platelet count?

Blood clotting cell: 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, 000 platelets per microliter.

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My blood platelet count is 126, 000. Is this low enough to be concerned?

Not concerning: Here is a great article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691.

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What could cause a 2.Yr old boy to have a low blood platelet count?

Many causes: The most common will be infectious or autoimmune. Other less common causes including bone marrow diseases. If very low counts, safer to ask your pediatrician for referral to a hematologist.

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Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

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.

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What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 90? I had bronchitis 2 weeks ago and took Bactrim.

What does it mean to have a low blood platelet count of 90? I had bronchitis 2 weeks ago and took Bactrim.

Repeat test: 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, Either the infection or drug reaction could cause low platelet count. You should consult your doctor about repeating the test in 2-6 weeks.

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

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