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Q. I am recovering from COVID, but my PDW and P-LCC are not at level. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 03, 2021

Hi doctor,

I had COVID-19, and now I am recovering. However, I still feel some uneasiness, so I went for tests. I have attached my test reports for your reference. and I found in Hemogram PDW, and P-LCC is not in level. Kindly give your opinion.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query. But I could not find the reports attached. Anyway, PDW (platelet distribution width) and P-LCC (platelet large cell count) are related to platelet size and levels in the body. P-LCC is an indicator of the risk of blood clot formation. I would not worry about them much if the platelet count is normal. But, as after infection, these levels can vary.

I would like to know if you have any other symptoms like cough or difficulty in breathing. Also, have you done any other tests like CRP (C-reactive protein) or D-dimer? How severe was your COVID? Did you require hospitalization or got treated at home?

I would be in a better position to help you if you can tell me this information. Also, it will be better if you can reattach the reports. Also, tell me if you are taking any medication after COVID.

Based on the reports, I can decide if you need to take medication to prevent blood clot formation, as this is very commonly seen in COVID patients even after recovery.

Hi doctor,

Thank you.

I have attached the reports again. I am only having problems of uneasiness, weakness, and sometimes eye strain. I went to the hospital to get the reports. COVID was mild and treated at home only. I am only taking a Multivitamin tablet after COVID. Kindly give your opinion.

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I just went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). They look good. Markers of inflammation in COVID like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP, and D-dimer all are within normal range. Your PDW is high, and P-LCC is low. Which means there are large platelets circulating in your body. This is just a normal response to COVID Infection.

As you were treated at home and did not have many symptoms, I would not suggest any other drugs on top of these. Continue taking multivitamins. As there is a chance that even after COVID infection, after three to four months, reinfection can occur due to different strains, so do not stop following precautions like hand hygiene and the use of masks.

These symptoms are common after recovery after a viral infection like COVID and should recover over few days. As your reports do not otherwise suggest any cause, I would ask you to keep eating healthy and take multivitamin tablets.

I have enabled free follow-up if you want to ask any more questions.


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