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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 is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

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What is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

Depends on the lab: Each laboratory will have its own normal range for each individual test. At some labs- normal range could be from 150 k to 450k , in other labs- normal range could be from 130k to 400 k. When you receive your lab result- the laboratory will tell you what the normal range/parameter they use for that specific test. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood count and hgb?

What is normal red blood count and hgb?

See below: This depends on age and sex. But for an adult female, the average is: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/liter, (3.90-5.03 million cells/mcl). For hgb: 12.0-15.5 grams/dl (120-155 grams/l). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does a low MPV signify if the platelet count is normal?

What does a low MPV signify if the platelet count is normal?

No problem: The MPV means the size of the platelets. Size of platelets can be hereditary. Occasional syndromes have low MPV and larger MPV can be associated with newer younger platelets. Normal platelet counts in a healthy person with no bleeding issues is fine even if the MPV is small. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are. ...Read more

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What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood count for pregnancy?

What is the normal red blood count for pregnancy?

4-5 million cells: Normal rbc count in women is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcl. It may be slightly lower during pregnancy due to increase in blood volume and hemodilution. ...Read more

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High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

Inflammation: A slightly low lymphocyte count usually is meaningless. A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) indicates an infection or some sort of systemic inflammation. Hundreds of things can cause it. High ESR never gives a clue to any particular diagnosis. It just means additional exams and testing are necessary to learn the cause. Keep working with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a normal platelet count for a 5-year-old?

What is a normal platelet count for a 5-year-old?

Platelet counts: Normal platelet counts range from 150-about 400-450 depending on the lab performing the test. if you have further concerns about abnormal levels, please request virtual consult to discuss labs and diagnoses. ...Read more

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Recent blood count platelets 99,000 is this a conern?

Recent blood count platelets 99,000 is this a conern?

Yes: 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, 99 k is lower than normal though by itself will not cause any symptoms. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a high platelet count in a blood test?

Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood disorder (myeloproliferative neoplasia). Platelets also can be elevated in response to serious illnesses. The cause should be investigated, found and if possible treated. ...Read more

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What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

Many causes: Chronic blood loss in menstrual blood, abnormal bleeding in intestine, nutritional, deficiencies, especially iron; lead poisoning, thalassemia, leukemia, hemolytic anemia etc. If you have low red blood count it should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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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