High Platelet Count

Platelets are small cells in the blood that help with clotting and prevent continuous bleeding. In some conditions, the body produces too many platelets. When that happens, it is called secondary thrombocytosis. The normal platelet count is 150,000 to 400,000 per micro liter of blood. A count above this range is considered high platelet count.

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Why do my reports show low hemoglobin and high platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor,My platelet count is going higher and hemoglobin is getting low. I feel sick. My report showed platelet count 5,85,000 and Hb 10.6. What could be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Mild bleeding or ongoing inflammation could be a cause. Any blood in stools or tarry stools or if there is any fever, then it requires evaluation. You need to check ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and C-reactiv...  Read Full »

My CBC shows elevated WBC and platelets. Does it mean leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I did a CBC for a regular check up. It came back as elevated WBC and platelets. It was 16.3. Neutrophils absolute 11.8, lymph’s absolute 3.5, platelets 402. Everything else was in normal range. I have had it done twice and it stayed about the same. I recently ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your platelet count is within normal limit. So do not worry about that. Your total count and neutrophils count is high. But your total count is not high enough to be labelled as leukemia. Usually such high count up to 20000 can be due to infection or any inflammation...  Read Full »

My blood test shows platelets and monocytes above the normal range. Is this a sign of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood test shows platelets and monocytes above the normal range. Is this a sign of cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of thrombocytosis, primary and secondary. Primary thrombocytosis is a disease in which abnormal cells in the bone marrow cause an increase in platelets. Secondary thrombocytosis is due to another condition the patient may be suffering from, An...  Read Full »

My platelet count is high. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please help me understand my test results? My platelet count is at 1314, and my doctors are unable to give me a specific reason for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you that you have a high platelet count in your CBC (complete blood count) report. The cause can be primary or secondary reactive. Sometime following infections, post hemorrh...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for high platelets count with mild anisopoikilocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is having high platelets count, diagnosed with mild anisopoikilocytosis, predominantly normocytic with ovalocytes (RBC), WBC mild leukocytosis is present, platelets: appear increased in the smear.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The increased platelet count in your wife case seems to be due to reactive thrombocytosis. The iron deficiency anemia can lead to reactive thrombocytosis and so platelet count can be high. You need to treat her anemia with Ferrous Ascorbate tablet like medication for a...  Read Full »

My mother’s blood test report shows low haemoglobin and high platelet count. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother’s blood test report shows low hemoglobin 10.9 and high platelet count 623000. The sugar test report shows 107 glucose fasting and 144 postprandial. We also had her ultrasound done as she had pain on the left side of the groin area. I am attaching all the reports. Kindl...  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increased platelet is called thrombocytosis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This can be present in anemia due to iron deficiency. Since your mother has anemia platelet count may be increased. Pain in her left side groin may be due to hernia. Lastly ...  Read Full »

Why is the platelet count high in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12 months old baby girl got high platelet in her anemia blood test. Hemoglobin and WBC are normal, her platelet was 1170. After three days we made a test again and got the result 960. What can I do now, baby is fine. No unusual symptoms. Sometimes, she gets cold and fever but that i...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child's liver, spleen and lymph nodes should be palpated to check for any enlargement, if present. The thrombocytosis is usually considered reactive when decreasing with the time. Your child's platelet reduces in three days so mostly it will be reactive secondar...  Read Full »

I am having cough with heavy chest and raised platelets. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old female (weight 65 kg, height 5’4"). I was having a cough with heavy chest (possibly due to sputum as I threw up with sputum a couple of times also). I was prescribed Co-amoxiclav 375 mg TID but as it did not help in three days, the doctor switched to Zinacef for seven ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhu Prasad N.c

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your complaints and reports, you might be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly do the following tests and do get me back with chest X-ray PA view sputum for AFB, gram stain and culture. T...  Read Full »

Will high platelet count cause a blood clot or stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has high WBC count of 15,000, platelet count of 5,40,000, and hemoglobin at 11.2. Her ESR is 86, and CRP is also similar. She has a fever, which rises in the evening to 101. Can you please tell me what this denotes? Also, will the high platelet count cause a danger for a bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High platelet count will not lead to thrombosis in the body. Do not worry about that. High platelet is because of reactive thrombocytosis, and that can occur in bleeding, anemia, infection, inflammation, etc. You have an ulcer in the colon, and it seems to be ulcerative...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for high platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old diabetic female. My platelet count is high at 9 lakhs in routine CBC. My iron is normal. My USG showed hepatosplenomegaly and PBS showed microcytic hypochromic anisocytosis. What shall I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerendra Patil

Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The platelet count is above the normal range. There are many reasons for such elevated platelet count. It needs further investigations, including genetic tests. The conditions like essential thrombocytosis could be considered with the available information from you. It...  Read Full »

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