For me, male and little older, the normal range
is 150-450. So at 470
, or so, it's not big out of the range
. I have read that that the absence of a spleen can be a possible reason for increased platelets
in the blood since the spleen is a storge facility for platelets
. No docs here. Maybe talk to the doc a let him know that 'don't worry' does not mean you won't worry. Maybe he can give a brief layperson explanation that can put you at ease.