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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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 »

Will thrombocytosis cause headache with rapid heart beat?

Query: Hi i need medical assistance when it comes to my blood. My friend which is an emergency doctor suspected that i might have Thrombocytosis. I am so worried cause i keep on having tachycardia, as if my heart is having hiccups and it beats so fast. I always feel either dizzy or i have headaches. I'm so...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello I understand youbare worried about your blood test results..I have gone thorugh your investigation reports..More than a slight increase in platelets, there are other findings abnormal in peripheral smear. Presence of rouleaux formationbusually occurs in a condition called Multiple myeloma and...  Read Full »

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