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Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

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In brief: Possibly

Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting.
The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon.

In brief: Possibly

Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting.
The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon.
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Dr. Ly Phan
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In brief: Yes.

You may have underlying blood disorder. It is best to talk to your doctor to begin investigation.
Sometimes a hematologist may need to be involve if etiology can not be readily found.

In brief: Yes.

You may have underlying blood disorder. It is best to talk to your doctor to begin investigation.
Sometimes a hematologist may need to be involve if etiology can not be readily found.
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