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For 55+ F (Hb 10.6) is platelet count supposed to be higher than normal in case of internal bleeding from GI tract, ulcer/tumor, colon or lungs ?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: NO

Usually lower than normal due to consumption coagulopathy

In brief: NO

Usually lower than normal due to consumption coagulopathy
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Fade Mahmoud
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: See below

You are 55+ with anemia.
First we need to know the cause of your anemia. If it is due to iron deficiency you must have a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. In regard to platelet count, it can be high in some cases of anemia particularly iron deficiency anemia, and indeed platelet count could be high if you have bleeding, tumor, we call it reactive thrombocytosis.

In brief: See below

You are 55+ with anemia.
First we need to know the cause of your anemia. If it is due to iron deficiency you must have a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. In regard to platelet count, it can be high in some cases of anemia particularly iron deficiency anemia, and indeed platelet count could be high if you have bleeding, tumor, we call it reactive thrombocytosis.
Dr. Fade Mahmoud
Dr. Fade Mahmoud
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is often associated with higher than normal platelet count.
It is not specific to internal bleeding.

In brief: Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is often associated with higher than normal platelet count.
It is not specific to internal bleeding.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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