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 does my blood report show an increase in platelets and RBCs?

Query: Hello doctor,I am attaching my blood report. I have noticed an increase in platelets and RBCs. What does it mean?Kindly guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Based on the reports, The hemoglobin is within the normal range. Compared to previous reports, the RBC count and platelets appear to have increased. The RBC's (red blood cells) are small...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my platelets level are 400,000. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old and eight months pregnant. I did not have any problem except the doctor told us to do the eighth-month blood test for pregnancy, and after seeing the 400,000 platelets, they told us to visit a doctor. After iron pills, all values went great this autumn. But after stoppin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. You do not have to worry, I have gone through your reports, and they are absolutely fine (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Up to 450,000 platelet count is considered normal. Your reports are no...  Read Full »

What causes knee pain, swollen feet, fatigue, and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have knee pain, swollen feet, bloating, and fatigue. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from fatigue, knee pain, bloating, and swollen feet. According to your investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), your hemoglobin level, platele...  Read Full »

Is my elevated platelet count linked to my C-section delivery or COVID infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a high fever, cough, and body pain. I suffered from COVID during the seventh month of pregnancy and had a C-section delivery before three months. And my CBC reports showed the platelets value as 520000 cells/mcL. After one week, it came back to 490000 cells/mcL. What shou...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from elevated platelet count, fever, body ache, and cough. High platelet count is known as thrombocytosis that may result from blood loss due to acute ...  Read Full »

What is there head numbness in a thrombosis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has a high platelet count consistently for two years. She has numbness in her right leg which used to be intermittent earlier but is now regular. We checked her ESR which is also high at 30. The problems she is facing now is numbness in head, headaches, stressed eyes, feels lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her lipid profile is deranged with high cholesterol levels, her vitamin B12 levels are normal although towards the lower end of normal, and her vitamin D levels are borderline and ...  Read Full »

My uncle suffers from constant chest and stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be...  Read Full »

Do my blood reports show the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a headache which got severe nowadays. And so I just checked my blood and saw my platelets are increasing in a series of tests. In the last test, platelets, WBC, and RBC are slightly increased. The body has itching problems, usually at night. Eyes are blurry nowadays. I am very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are worried about the symptoms. Your platelet levels are not soo high to worry about. It is only slightly elevated. It does not cause any significant harm. So you need not worry about that. Most of your symptoms relate to hypothyroidism, and your TSH level is...  Read Full »

In what cases high platelet count is noticed?

Query: Hello doctor. I just had a CBC done where my platelet count was 498. My last one was 423 about a year ago. I have not been feeling well lately with a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. I also had the second COVID vaccine two weeks ago, and I was told that it could be the cause of the swollen lymp...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated platelets: Grade 1 thrombocytosis: platelets 550-649. Grade 2 thrombocytosis: platelets 650-749. Grade 3 thrombocytosis: platelets 750-849. Grade 4 thrombocytosis: platelets 850-1099. Grade 5 thrombocytosis: platelets 1100 or more. Elevated platelets are ...  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

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 »

Why do I have elevated platelet levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My platelets were 468 last month, and I repeated another full CBC. Everything else was fine, but my platelets were still 463 a month later. Is this something to worry about? I have fatty liver grade 1 and mild IBS. I also had a Coronavirus infection two months ago. Currently, I am on m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated platelets indicate the following conditions: Grade 1 thrombocytosis: platelets 550-649. Grade 2 thrombocytosis: platelets 650-749. Grade 3 thrombocytosis: platelets 750-849. Grade 4 thrombocytosis: platelets 850-1099. Grade 5 thrombocytosis: platelets 1...  Read Full »

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