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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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 »


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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 grandmother has a platelet count of 10,000. Will she be alright?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is having a¬†platelet count of 10,000. She is currently on her blood pressure medication. Of note, at the age of 52, she was operated for severe menstrual bleeding. However, there is no sign of cancer in our whole family. Today is her transfusion. Will she be alright? I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) apart from a punched out lesion on the skull. There seems to be no abnormality. Generally, a lytic lesion in the bones of an elderly person would raise the suspicion of multiple myeloma...  Read Full »

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