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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Please tell me what does high platelet count mean?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Please tell me what does high platelet count mean?

Need more info: It would be helpful to know the results of complete blood count. High platelet count is often a side effect of iron deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytosis/basics/definition/con-20032674. ...Read more

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Board Certified, Hematology
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What does a high platelet count mean?

Dr. Kelty Baker
Board Certified, Hematology
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What does a high platelet count mean?

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Jin
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What does a high white blood cell count and high platelet count mean?

Dr. David Jin
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does a high white blood cell count and high platelet count mean?

Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and extent of rise, it may also be associated with bone marrow problems such as myeloproliferative diseases. I suggest a hematology consultation and workup to sort out the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Dr. Deborah Sculco
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What does it mean when your platelet count is high and lymphs are high also?

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Guys: Please give more symptoms and details so we can help you ! ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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My PLATELET COUNT 104000 (Low) and Mean platelet volume is 12 (High).

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Thrombocytopenia: you have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. go to see doctor to find the cause. platelet can be low due to many different things from infection, autoimmune process, certain nutrient deficiency, drug/toxin induced, destruction of platelet, consumption, decrease in production etc. go to see MD to check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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29 years in practice
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What does having a high blood platelet count mean?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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High platelet count (478) and low mpv (6.4). What does this mean?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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I agree: With Dr. Singh.

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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High platelet count in blood work what does it mean?

Dr. Michael Dugan
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How high?: Hard to comment without the actual number. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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