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Do hi platelets always mean bleeding? If there is no external signs it must be enternal right? They have been raising over the past year. Now 600

Do hi platelets always mean bleeding?  If there is no external signs it must be enternal right? They have been raising over the past year. Now 600

No: Platelets are involved in the clotting mechanism. When the platelets are destroy and drop to a low level it becomes difficult to stop bleeding because of the failure to form clots to stop the bleeding. Hi platelets do not reflect exiting bleeding or the tendency to developing clotting problems ...Read more

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What does it mean if my 2 yr old baby has low platelets and busted blood vessels all over body?

What does it mean if my 2 yr old baby has low platelets and busted blood vessels all over body?

Need hematologist: The "busted blood vessels" are likely not busted but leaking becasue or in addition to the low platelet count.These are called petechiae. Sometimes these can happen after something as simple as a bad viral infection, but can also be moe serious and problems with being able to make platelets. You really need to talk to a hematologist f this condition doesn't clear up in a week, or if other bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

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What does clumped platelets mean?

Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells. ...Read more

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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. You need to follow up with your doctor to evaluate for a cause of your low platelets. ...Read more

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What does an increased platelets count mean?

What does an increased platelets count mean?

Context: The most common cause is iron deficiency, no one knows why. They may go up some after infection, trauma, childbirth or surgery. More worrisome and higher counts occur in diseases is as essential thrombocythemia, a blood disease that is fairly easy to manage in most cases. ...Read more