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What are possible causes of blurry vision, high WBC and high platelets count on a 7 yr. Old? How can they b related?

What are possible causes of blurry vision, high WBC and high platelets count on a 7 yr. Old? How can they b related?

High WBC Platelets: Certain types of blood disorders can result in this combination of findings. High platelets, white cells can result in microvascular obstructions in retinal capillaries. The resulting edema and inflammatory damage can cause blurry vision. Of course, the findings could be unrelated also. ...Read more

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What could be cause of persistent high wbc (16-25k)high platelets (500)and very low vitamin d (<20)?

What could be cause of persistent high wbc (16-25k)high platelets (500)and very low vitamin d (<20)?

High WBC & platelets: Mild to moderately elevated blood counts in multiple cell lines (white blood cells and platelets) suggests: (1) possible chronic inflammatory condition, like arthritis, or lupus, etc. (2) a bone marrow disorder, in which case the counts will continue to rise; (3) medications, like steroids; or (4) normal variation. Some people can have transient elevations of one or more blood counts without sympt. ...Read more

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What would cause free kappa &free lamba to be high but ratio normal also Immunoglobulin M, Qn, Serum high. Platelets steady rising & WBC high for 1yr?

What would cause free kappa &free lamba to be high but ratio normal also Immunoglobulin M, Qn, Serum high. Platelets steady rising & WBC high for 1yr?

Polyclonal gammopath: Something is stimulating all the B cell lines to produce a lot of antibodies. That general condition is called polyclonal gammopathy. It can be caused by a chronic infection (virus) or 9 other broad categories of causes (liver problems, connective tissue diseases, bone marrow disorder like Waldenstrom's, drugs/meds, autoimmune probs, misc). It's too much to go into here. Use Healthtap Prime to tal ...Read more

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What does it mean when Cbc resulted to high wbc and high platelets?

What does it mean when Cbc resulted to high wbc and high platelets?

Abnormal CBC: Without further details, it is hard to say, but an elevated white count could reflect an infection somewhere. The platelet count interpretation really depends on the number, but if both the white count and the platelets are significantly elevated, it is time to go to a hematologist. ...Read more

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE LOW WBC AND HIGH PLATELETS, HIGH SEGMENTED NEUTROPHILS AND LOW EOSINPHILS??

Nonspecific: These tests rarely tell you much and have to be interpreted in the context. The normals are based on averages but highs and lows have no clinical significance. For example, if you have a high segmented percentage in the setting of low WBCs that can actually mean a normal absolute segmented count. Also, eos generally should be low. ...Read more

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Is WBC count 13.500 normal for a 6 year old with myelocytes and activated lymphocytes. High platelets and normal RBC s?

Is WBC count 13.500 normal for a 6 year old with myelocytes and activated lymphocytes. High platelets and normal RBC s?

More info needed: More specifics about the CBC are needed. 13, 500 may be a normal white count in a six year old. Finding an occasional myelocyte is not a problem. Activated or stimulated lymphs usually are associated with a viral process. Increased platelets --depending on how high they are could represent an inflammatory process or iron deficiency or other disorder. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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U/s confirmed many nodules. Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic. Chronic fever. Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

U/s confirmed many nodules. Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic. Chronic fever. Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

Expert specialist: Care is needed and it appears you are in the loop. It sounds as if you have multiple nodules in the thyroid, and concerns about thyroid disease. Biopsy will help with the question of cancer, but follow up with an endocrinologist is essential. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old has abnormal blood for 2nd time within a mth. She has a high WBC 12.3 and high platelets count 631.What does it mean? Leukemia?

My 7 yr old has abnormal blood for 2nd time within a mth. She has a high WBC 12.3 and high platelets count 631.What does it mean? Leukemia?

Not leukemia: The WBC ct is not high. He might just have a mild infection. The elevated platelet ct. Could be part of an infectious process.
Leukemia will present with other symptoms and WBC will be extremely elevated.
Are there bleeding issues? Family history of leukemia. ...Read more

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What tests can b done for high platelets, wbc, and gran#? Chest X-ray 2 day. Not sick or I'll. Have chronic body wide pain.

What tests can b done for high platelets, wbc, and gran#? Chest X-ray 2 day. Not sick or I'll. Have chronic body wide pain.

How high?: 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, it would have helped to know the actual values. If the counts are stable and you have no symptoms, watchful waiting may be appropriate.
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What does a low MPV 8.5 (9.00-13.00fl) mean with high platelets of 447 (150-410)? Slightly raised WBC and neutrophils as well. Hgb is 13.4

What does a low MPV 8.5 (9.00-13.00fl) mean with high platelets of 447 (150-410)? Slightly raised WBC and neutrophils as well. Hgb is 13.4

Reduced MPV: A hematologist should provide the answer. The best I found as far MPV is as Follows, the rest is normal
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calculated measurement of the average size of platelets found in blood and is typically included in blood tests as part of the CBC. Since the average platelet size is larger when the body is producing increased numbers of platelets, the MPV test results can be used to make inferences about platelet production in bone marrow or platelet destruction problems. MPV is higher when there is destruction of platelets. This may be seen in inflammatory bowel disease, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), myeloproliferative diseases and Bernard-Soulier syndrome. It may also be related to pre-eclampsia, and recovery from, transient hypoplasia.
Abnormally low MPV values correlate with thrombocytopenia when it is due to impaired production as in aplastic anemia. In addition, low MPV, can correlate with abnormally small platelet size, sometimes a symptom of a spectrum referred to as Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, caused by a genetic mutation of the WAS gene.
A typical range of platelet volumes is 9.7–12.8 fL (femtolitre), equivalent to spheres 2.65 to 2.9 µm in diameter. Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL ...Read more

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2 month old. High platelets. Neutrophils 13.2 normal 35-40. Lymphocytes 78 normal 40-45. Wbc 7.7 normal 5.5-17. What could be going on really worried?

2 month old. High platelets. Neutrophils 13.2 normal 35-40. Lymphocytes 78 normal 40-45. Wbc 7.7 normal 5.5-17. What could be going on really worried?

Platelets: What is the platelet count? Infants may have transient elevations of platelets because of infection and iron deficiency. It would be important to know what the hemoglobin and hematocrit are. Does your infant have any signs of infection? High platelets at this age are only rarely a sign of a serious hematologic problem. Repeat the CBC by venipuncture. ...Read more

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5 year old complaining of frequent headaches, exhaustion and being too hot. She had low HGB, high WBC, high platelets at last blood test.?

5 year old complaining of frequent headaches, exhaustion and being too hot. She had low HGB, high WBC, high platelets at last blood test.?

Anemia. HAs: For the headache, Advil 1.5 tsp po q 6 hrs and avoid caffeine, UV light with polaroid glasses. Good eating and sleep habits.
For anemia if minimal can supplement with iron containing foods and iron vitamins q daily. If very low should get a script from pedi MD for ferrous sulfate (iron).
If other symptoms arise, see pedi MD in person to check. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness (better by: with fluids) (worsened by: changing head position). The following also describes me: Lightheadedness. Normal WBC High platelets, high RBC, low MCV, low MCH and high RDW?

I am experiencing dizziness (better by: with fluids) (worsened by: changing head position). The following also describes me: Lightheadedness. Normal WBC High platelets, high RBC, low MCV, low MCH and high RDW?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. However, what you described suggests lack adequate water intake. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have nausea, lightedness and body weakness. CBC came back with Normal WBC High platelets High RBC Low MCV Low MCH High RDW?

I have nausea, lightedness and body weakness. CBC came back with Normal WBC High platelets High RBC Low MCV Low MCH High RDW?

Discuss it: You didn't give the values, but if they're not way out-of-range, I'd check you for thalassemia minor. If you have it, it's worth knowing as marrying another person with it can be a disaster for your children. I can't explain the high platelets, though the common cause is coexisting iron deficiency which can complicate this stuff. Pure iron deficiency might show low RBC instead. ...Read more

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Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!

Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!

Reactive/ autoimmune: Discuss further with your hematologist. Certain conditions like iron deficiency, infection /inflammation vs autoimmune vs. Other solid tumor need to be ruled out. Need to check iron level, bcr/abl, imaging study like ct scan chest /abd/ pelvis will be needed. If you smoke - will suggest you to quit smoking., need to do work - up to find the anemia as well. If iron is low - GI w/u is needed. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes 1.5 CM high platelets high WBC 19 month old baby, what could it be? Spleen ok, weight 9.9 kg WBC 40000 platelets 12 lacs, no fever

Enlarged lymph nodes 1.5 CM high platelets high WBC 19 month old baby, what could it be? Spleen ok, weight 9.9 kg WBC 40000 platelets 12 lacs, no fever

2 cell lines affecte: 2 cell lines increased, and especially with high platelets look like inflammation/infection- but with 40000 WBC better get a smear review for blasts, cmv, ebv. ...Read more

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High platelets, potassium, WBC chronically, severe anemic. I was tested by bw for leukemia 14 years ago. It was neg. Now all this is high. Is it likely?

High platelets, potassium, WBC chronically, severe anemic. I was tested by bw for leukemia 14 years ago. It was neg. Now all this is high. Is it likely?

See hem/onc: You should see a hematologist/oncologist and have further evaluation. Blood work only is likely not enough- a bone marrow biopsy should be done to really see what is going on. In the setting of significantly high blood counts, you can have false positive high number on potassium. You md has to repeat it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are common causes of high platelets?

Many cause: Included, myeloproliferative syndromes, inflammatory disease, drug induced, immune disorders, hematology disorders and neoplasms (lymphoma, hodgkin, neuroblastoma, carcinoma) ...Read more

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High WBC and platelet counts for over 2 years! Will this cause any problems?

Possibly: You will need to see a hematologist and have some evaluations done. There are different causes of elevation of white blood cell and platelet- including the one caused by primary bone marrow problem- like chronic leukemia or myeloproliferative neoplasm- which should be ruled out. So, go to see your pmd and get a referral to see a hematologist for further work-up. ...Read more

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High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

High platelets and anemia cause for concern?

Could be: This pattern could be seen in iron deficiency, acute infection or myeloproliferative disease. ...Read more

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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High WBC for over 3 years plus newly found high platelet count what causes this?

Need some more: Information here. With both being "high" would think of a myeloprolifierative disorder like chronic myeloid leukemia or essential thrombocythemia. On the other hand if the counts are just a bit high could be as simple as heavy smoking. ...Read more

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What cause platelets&wbc to keep going up over time Platelets are now over 600, 000 and con rising Also kappa&lamda both high always but ratio normal.

High plts, kappa/lam: Serum free light chain testing and a kappa/lambda ratio is ordered along with a protein electrophoresis test when someone has signs and symptoms that a health practitioner suspects are related to a plasma cell disorder. These symptoms will vary from person to person and tend to worsen over time. They involve various parts of the body and may include:
• Bones—bone pain, soft spots, and fractures due to proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow
• Blood—anemia and frequent infections due to low levels of red and white blood cells; plasma cells crowd out the other types of cells in the bone marrow, leading to a decrease of RBCs and WBCs.
• Kidneys—production of abnormal amounts of light chains can lead to increased light chains in the urine (Bence-Jones protein); these proteins can lodge or deposit in the kidneys, causing damage.
A health practitioner may also order this test when someone has signs and symptoms associated with primary amyloidosis. Amyloidosis develops when abnormal proteins build up in organs or tissue, particularly the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system. In primary amyloidosis, the proteins are free light chains. Depending on the organs affected, the person may have a variety of symptoms such as:
• Swelling of ankles and legs
• Weakness, fatigue
• Numbness, weakness or tingling of the arms and legs
• Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
• An irregular heartbeat
• Easy bruising
• Purple patches around the eyes (so-called raccoon's eyes)
• Tongue swelling
When a light chain disorder is diagnosed, the test may be ordered periodically to monitor the condition and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

I do note on your CBC that you have high platlets, White Cells and your absolute Neutrophil count is high. Have you had any recent illness - infections? Not a Dr. But those are not something that most multiple myeloma see. Generally those with multiple myeloma have issues with low white counts, neutrophil and platelets sometimes due to the treatments. Not sure your readings mean anything but those coupled with the high light chains (but normal) ratio appear to point to something other than multiple myeloma as a reason.
In thrombocytosis (often called secondary or reactive thrombocytosis), another disease, condition or outside factor causes elevated blood platelets. About 35% of people with a high platelet count also have cancer — mostly lung, gastrointestinal, breast, ovarian or lymphoma, NHLBI reports. Sometimes a high blood platelet count is the first sign of cancer.

Other conditions that can cause elevated blood platelets are:

-Iron-deficiency anemia

-Hemolytic anemia

-Absence of a spleen

-Inflammatory or infectious diseases, such as connective tissue disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and tuberculosis

-Reactions to medicine

Some conditions can lead to a high platelet count that lasts for only a short time, NHLBI reports, including:

-Recovery from serious blood loss

-Recovery from a very low platelet count caused by excessive alcohol use and lack of vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid)

-Acute (short-term) infection or inflammation

-Response to physical activity ...Read more

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What could cause high platelets? Is there a diet to decrease the platelets?

What could cause high platelets? Is there a diet to decrease the platelets?

Several causes: Diet is not going to help with this or with most other illnesses. Modest elevations are common in iron deficiency. Large elevations need a work up. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

Abnormal blood cell: Bezors probably has nothing to do with mono/ lymphocytosis. Having said that it is inadequate information to connect the dots. Detailed history and examination is required otherwise it would be a case handled by GOOGLE doctor. Have it evaluated by a physician with complete history and physical ...Read more

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What can cause high wbc of 20.6, platelets 507, esinophils 10%, and neutrophils at 9.3. He is 2 years old. Thanks?

What can cause high wbc of 20.6, platelets 507, esinophils 10%, and neutrophils at 9.3. He is 2 years old. Thanks?

Need context: Need context for why lab was ordered. The best person to interpret the lab results is the doctor who ordered the test. He/She also has the benefit of knowing your child's history and clinical status. Contact your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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I just recently got blood work done and was told that I have high CBC count, high calcium and high platelets. Can you tell me a possible cause?

Anything else: In your CBC "high" besides platelets? This elevation can be reactive to a infectious or inflammatory condition. Also can be up in iron deficiency. Another diagnosis would be essential thrombocythemia. Talk with your doc about continuing the workup. ...Read more

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Pre-op blood work mean platelet 10.8 high platelet count 150, 000 low WBC 12, 600 high Causes of concern? All related?

You are mixed up!: Your platelet count is perfectly normal (Normal level ranges from 150, 000 to 300, 000. WBC count should be under 10, 000...so your WBC count is a bit high. Check and let us know about your Hemoglobin (Hb) level? If it is <12 Gms, then you have a problem which will require you to go see your PCP to find out the cause of your low Hb and high WBC count. ...Read more

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I have a platelet count of 583, WBC is 3.9, RBC 4.54, hgb 10.7. My iron is 24. Can the low iron cause my platelets to be that high?

Yes: Iron deficiency for some reason often shoots platelets up. This is high but I've seen it before as a result of iron deficiency. It's most important that you find out why you are iron deficient and address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What can cause constant migraines, mental issues now seizures. High platelets 2 yrs. Recent test platelets 565, 000, monocytes 1.0, low MCH. Next step?

What can cause constant migraines, mental issues now seizures. High platelets 2 yrs. Recent test platelets 565, 000, monocytes 1.0, low MCH. Next step?

Discuss with doctor: The findings you describe are consistent with "essential thrombocytosis", a condition in which the bone marrow produces too many platelets. Cause is unknown; it may be genetic. The "next step" should be a discussion with the provider who will be taking that next step with you-- along of course with parent (s) or guardian (s). ...Read more

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What could cause a high calcium count, also have high platelet, wbc, neutrophil counts. Could this be caused by stress?

What could cause a high calcium count, also have high platelet, wbc, neutrophil counts. Could this be caused by stress?

Need specifics: A minimally elevated calcium may simply be you, since reference range is set so that several percent of healthies fall on either side ; a few mild genetic traits cause it. A greatly elevated calcium always warns of serious disease. Similar thinking for the other labs. Your physician needs to explain these to you in detail. Best wishes. ...Read more

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High platelet count 611 platelet 11.5 WBC 11 Hemo 33.7 Hematocrit 3.7 RBC Cause for concern or simple infection?

High platelet count 611 platelet 11.5 WBC 11 Hemo 33.7 Hematocrit 3.7 RBC Cause for concern or simple infection?

Slightly elevated: Parameter Male Female
Haemoglobin g/L 135 - 180 115 - 160
WBC x109/L 4.00 - 11.00 4.00 - 11.00
Platelets x109/L 150 - 400 150 - 400

Your higher platelets may indicate some acute inflammatory process, possibly an infection. A repeat test in a few weeks may show a normalizing trend. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

Viral infection: If your lymphocyte count is high, it can be a sign of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or a reaction to a viral or fungal infection. (or both).
When the lymphs areup, the other cell lines can be supressed. Further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

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, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.5 years old. She has low WBC and platelets, high lymphocyte differential (67%) and her ANC is 0.998 (which I'm told is low). Would roseola be the sole cause ofthis?

Talk to pediatrician: Talk to your pediatrician. Review complete blood count (CBC) with differential trend and possibly other laboratory tests. You pediatrician may consider a pediatric hematologist evaluation. ...Read more