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I have high platelet count, no anemia, smear is ok, what else could this be?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: How high?

There are different causes of high platelet level.
Generally is divided by 2- primary bone marrow problem vs secondary causes/ reactive process ( such as: bleeding, iron deficiency, infection/inflammation, malignancy. Bone marrow biopsy often times needs to be done to evaluate/ rule out possibility of primary bone marrow problem. Discuss further with your hematologist.

In brief: How high?

There are different causes of high platelet level.
Generally is divided by 2- primary bone marrow problem vs secondary causes/ reactive process ( such as: bleeding, iron deficiency, infection/inflammation, malignancy. Bone marrow biopsy often times needs to be done to evaluate/ rule out possibility of primary bone marrow problem. Discuss further with your hematologist.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: High plt

Infection, inflamation, after surgery, trauma, leukemia, after splenectomy, polycythemia vera, due to medication.
Talk to your doctor or hematologist.

In brief: High plt

Infection, inflamation, after surgery, trauma, leukemia, after splenectomy, polycythemia vera, due to medication.
Talk to your doctor or hematologist.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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