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What causes a high platelet count and hypothyroid?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: No one thing
No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed.
However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead to iron deficiency. Too many platelets is a common finding in iron deficiency anemia, and so it could be indirectly related to the hypothyroidism. However, too many platelets can have other causes as well, so it's best to ask your own doc about this.

In brief: No one thing
No one thing would cause both of the conditions listed.
However, in women, hypothyroidism can cause long heavy periods, which, over time, could lead to iron deficiency. Too many platelets is a common finding in iron deficiency anemia, and so it could be indirectly related to the hypothyroidism. However, too many platelets can have other causes as well, so it's best to ask your own doc about this.
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