Q. Is it normal to have high platelet count in a high blood pressure patient?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 05, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 10, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am 26 years old, female. I have high blood pressure problem from the last one month (silent BP) and my kidneys are damaging beacuse of this and my platelet count is 12 lakhs. These are continuously increasing from the last eight months, that is 6 lakhs, 8 lakhs, 11 lakhs and now 12 lakhs. My legs and foot pain are increasing day by day. Please reply as soon as possible.



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The hypertension is multi-systemic disease and can affect many organs in our body including kidney as well. So hypertension need to be controlled with medication. Kindly attach your kidney reports so that I can look how much damages have occured. Your platelet count is very much high. You have to rule out essential thrombocythemia for that. I suggest you consult nearby hematologist for detailed evaluation.

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