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I feel sick all the time and not right. I have a grade two heart murmur and high platelets. For about two years now. What can this be?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Thrombocythemia
Abnormally high platelet counts can occur as a reaction to a systemic problem (example infection) as well as a primary blood count/bone marrow issue.
A murmur can also be a primary valvular abnormality or secondary to a systemic problem like anemia (which produces a high flow murmur with an increased cardiac output). You need to see an internist with a full checkup/bloodwork/echocardiogram.

In brief: Thrombocythemia
Abnormally high platelet counts can occur as a reaction to a systemic problem (example infection) as well as a primary blood count/bone marrow issue.
A murmur can also be a primary valvular abnormality or secondary to a systemic problem like anemia (which produces a high flow murmur with an increased cardiac output). You need to see an internist with a full checkup/bloodwork/echocardiogram.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. David Shenouda
I agree with Dr Aijuni's response. Your symptoms need to be further evaluated and dissected by a physician and the appropriate studies reviewed
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