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What causes you to have a high platelet count and anemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Many

The high platelet count can be caused by the anemia.
Multiple reasons for anemia. Good luck.

In brief: Many

The high platelet count can be caused by the anemia.
Multiple reasons for anemia. Good luck.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
The anemia most famous for bumping up the white count is iron deficiency.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Blood loss anemia

People who have chronic blood loss will eventually become anemic due to iron deficiency.
The body's response to blood loss is sometimes to increase production of platelets promoting easier clotting at areas of bleeding. Why and how this reactive thrombocytosis happens is not entirely known but iron replacement corrects the high platelet count back to normal levels.

In brief: Blood loss anemia

People who have chronic blood loss will eventually become anemic due to iron deficiency.
The body's response to blood loss is sometimes to increase production of platelets promoting easier clotting at areas of bleeding. Why and how this reactive thrombocytosis happens is not entirely known but iron replacement corrects the high platelet count back to normal levels.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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