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Avatar n tn I recently found out i have genital herpes but i havnt known until 3 months after the incident. Anyways since then when i get my cbc blood count my blood platelets always come up as too high. My doctor says it may be because you have a virus running in your body, and keeps testing my blood monthly to see if it goes back down. He doesn't seem too concerned, but i am just wondering if the high platelets could have anything to do with a herpes recently being exposed in my body??
Avatar n tn Platelets are a type of blood cell that play an important role in blood clotting. Platelets are made in the bone marrow, and is the organ that produces all types of blood cells. The condition can develop when the bone marrow stops regulating its production of platelets and other blood cells, often as a result of a mutation or other type of injury to the marrow.
Avatar f tn I was wondering about my platelet level test results. I had blood work done at a health fair at my job and I got my results and they have PAAC for my platelets. Can anyone help me? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/High-MPV--high-plasma-protein/show/1675380">High MPV, high plasma protein?</a>.
Avatar n tn MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN A MOUNTH EARLY AND HAD HIGH DROPS ON HER SCULL, RIGHT LUNG AND STOMACHE. NOW HER PLATELET ACOUNT KEEPS DROPPING.THEY KEEP ON WANTING TO DO TRANFUSIONS.IM NOT TO COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.COULD ANYONE TELL ME WHAT COULD CAUSE THE LOSS OF PLATELETS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH HER.
Avatar n tn 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. Sometimes docs take the path of least resistence in dealing with patients.
1693621 tn?1318906571 By week 8 my platelets went up to 85. That's high for me. Are you taking aspirin or any blood thinners. I would be careful not to.I think I can tell my platelet count by the help of my gums. If they don't bleed I think my platelets are OK. When they dropped to 25 they would bleed while sleeping. They dropped down to 65 by my 12th week blood work. I happy if they stabilize there. It's can all get so scary. Hang in there and if you have an aggressive doctor he/she will probably treat you.
Avatar f tn GT2 SOV/RBV 12 weeks SVR My platelets were around 90 pre tx, went as high as 127 during tx. Then 74 lowest 6 wks post tx., 97 SVR 12 107 SVR24 My AST & ALT went to normal 2nd week of treatment and have been since HectorSF answers some questions about platelets here http://www.medhelp.
408795 tn?1324939275 The spleen stores red and white blood cells and platelets (fragment of cells that are used to clot blood). An enlarged spleen traps platelets lowering levels in the blood which can lead to the inability of blood to clot. This is called Thrombocytopenia and is common in people with cirrhosis. You don't necessarily have any physical symptoms with an enlarged spleen. Is there a better way to guide the progression of HepC than a liver biopsy?
Avatar m tn Platelet Count - Platelets are a part of the blood that are needed for blood clotting. Platelets migrate to the site of an injury where they "stick" to the injured site and help to develop a clot or scab to stop the bleeding. A normal platelet count is between 150,000 and 440,000. Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by HIV infection itself or by certain drugs.
Avatar n tn My doc says I can't treat HEP C because my platelets are too low (43) not 120 to 150 is there any natural or medical way to raise the count? Did an MRI and he wants to do an endoscopy to see liver damage...Why do doctors look at you funny when you tell them you are clean and sober for 18 1/2 years....
Avatar n tn My platelet count was 332. I got the blood test after a 14 hour fast. Is this something to be concerned about, if so, what should my next steps be and what could be the cause for it being so high? My triglycerides were 352. Do they go together in some way?
Avatar m tn Hello How high are your platelets. Platelets are responsible for clot formation in the blood vessels. Thrombocytosis or abnormally high platelets usually manifests as clots in the blood vessels which can cause areas of decreased oxygen in various organs of the body. This can result in pain in these areas. It would be unusual for this to cause joint pain.The treatment for elevated platelet is to be on an agent like aspirin to prevent excessive clotting.
Avatar f tn Hi, I was referred to a hema/oncologist for high platelets (680) All other blood work is in normal ranges. He sent me to get a ct scan of pretty much everything chest and below. All normal. My iron level was low at 15 so I got 2 infusions of iron and go back to recheck blood in 3 weeks. Doc said he's trying to keep me from bone marrow biopsy. Researching this I found irritable bowel could be a cause which I have had since I was 10. I am 55 now. Anyone have any info on this?
Avatar n tn Hi! Yes, blood platelets dropping is a sign of concern as beyond a point this can result in bleeding into the organs. I am sorry but yes, that stage can also be life threatening. Hence the cause for the drop in platelets needs to be found, whether it is due to less production at the bone marrow or high breakdown or due to platelets being trapped in the spleen. The treatment will depend on the cause.
1211296 tn?1305421661 I recently was admitted to the hospital day after Thanksgiving for a stroke and since then my platelets have still been really high and the doctor has had 2 more blood results taken regarding my high platelets the first one came back at with my platelets being 591 and the seccond one this week came back at 629 they are having me see a blood specialist at the John Moores Cancer center in La Jolla, What is making my platets so high
Avatar f tn MOM WENT FOR ROUTINE BLOOD WORK CAME UP 988...SENT TO HEMATOLOGIST. HE TOLD HER IT IS COMMON UPON OLDER PEOPLE..HE SAID IT IS NOT A DISEASE AND NOT LIFE THREATENING. HE TOOK BLOOD WORK AND GAVE HER ALLOPURINOL (300MG) AND HYDROXYUREA (500 MG). SHE HAS TO GO BACK ON MONDAY FOR OTHER BLOOD TESTS?????... SHE ASKED HIM.."WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CAN'T GET THIS DOWN WITH THIS MEDICINE AND THE BLOOD SHOWS NOTHING.. HE TOLD HER THAT THEY WOULD PROBABLY DO A BONE SCAN (WITH NOVACAINE????
Avatar f tn Asked my GP about it, and she said we would repeat it in a couple of weeks, so we did, and it was 460. She looked back my blood results, and it seems for the last year and a half anyhow, my platelets have been between 420 - 460, highest been March 2011 they were at 487. She isnt concerned about this, and thinks it is just my normal, and it isnt progressively getting higher. She does want to check it every 4-6 months, just to check doesnt start to climb.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am wondering if anyone else's blood tests came back saying they had low blood platelets, and if so what did your doctor do? My doctor said she is not that concerned since my platelet count falls just under the normal amount, and that she is going to have me take another blood test in a few weeks. I have read that being pregnant can cause your platelets to drop below the norm. I am 12+1. Anyone else?
Avatar f tn I have had the problem of low blood platelets for years - they go ip and down! Had loads of tests but nothing - but im tired and have lots of head rushes during the day..any ideas what this could be? Recent fbc :- WBC 6.35 RBC. 3.94 Platelets 59 Anyone can help??
Avatar f tn i was told around 4 months that i had low blood platelets. then was told they got worse wen i was 5 months im 6 1/2 months now and they are going to test it again. im scared they will be worse. if so i cant have an epidural! anyone else with this problem?
Avatar f tn 1 lab high), C-Reactive Protein 1.03 (lab high 0.5) Alkaline phosphatase is 98 (105 lab high), GGT is 40 (lab high 38). MCHC is 32 (range 33-66.7). Had anyone here had similar blood test results? I tested like this for a year, up till April this year. Then tests came back normal. I wasn't tested through the summer- 5 months. Docs have no idea what's causing these results. The Potassium high is a new one.
Avatar m tn My father is a heart patient, last week he went for routine blood tests, in his blood report the WBC - 48000 is very high but rest of the things are normal like Platelets - 213000, Hemoglobin - 13.8. Now doctor has recommend him Leukemia differentiation Panal test. Does person can have Leukemia due to only WBC high count or it may be some other type of infection? He does not have any other symptoms like fever, digestive problem but he has diabetes, Blood pressure and heart problems.
950213 tn?1247967828 My platelets are 549 (high, says they should be 140-400) and my PMV is 6.8 (low, says they should be 7.4-12.4) does anyone have any idea what this means?
Avatar f tn The doc ran again this week and again the platelets are normal but WBC is high at 13. High count is due to neutrophils. I am asymptomatic w/regards to infection, although I have had extreme fatigue and a lot of weird aches/pains lately (flank pain & belly pain). These pains were so intermittent that I have not thought much of them. But now the doc is sending me to an internist for additional eval. Not sure what to think - can the high WBC and petechia be related to the same issue?
Avatar n tn And more over treatment is going on where 'Platelets' are needed. How platelets will help in this treatment. how they will seperate a platelets cell from the blood?when seperating will it lead to any serious issues.