What does high blood platelets mean

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Avatar f tn I understand what's going on with the portal hypertension and enlarged spleen with regard to low platelets but what I do not understand is how/why with good liver enzymes this is happening. It seems like the low enzymes indicate the liver is working better, so why are the platelets and wbc's worse?
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 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 Good is over the established limit. The MPV is mean platelet volume. It gives info on bone marrow production of platelets. Small platelets ( low mpv) are indicitive of older cells. Larger platelets are younger. Looks like your thyroid antibodies are a bit elevated. Concerning the Thyroglobulin Panel, which lab performed your blood tests? We can look on their website to get reference ranges/meaning. What time was the cortisol drawn and what is it's ref, range?
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 post-treatment? really don't know what you are talking about, I only know you have low platelets, however, platelets can go up and down depending on the time of day, I hope this answers your question.
461838 tn?1255793816 9 High Patelet count 117 Low Glucose 103 high Ast/SGOT 108 high ALT/SGPT 176 High What does it all mean?
131817 tn?1209532911 I went to a oncologist yesterday to talk about my low platelets (124). I found out I also have high red blood cells that suggests I need bloodletting! Dr. is going to do cancer tests and bone marrow biopsy. Have any of you had this happen with hep C? I searched around and saw nothing but low #'s. Hopefully, this is related to Hep C, but I am scared. I worked painting billboards with lots of toxins back in the 70's and 80's. I am 54.
Avatar f tn Also bloodwork has been low iron pretty consistently but I’m at an all time low now despite good diet, platelets and white blood cells are often low This is what ultimately led them to diagnose mono after months with hematology/oncology. I’m very tired of this drawn out approach of my doctors and would like to see them pursuing some possible causes a bit more proactively. They didn’t want to test for Lyme but finally did upon my request.
Avatar n tn I am a healthy 22-year old and I just got back a blood test with elevated levels of bilirubin at about 2.1. What does this mean? Is this very serious? Could I have something wrong with me--what should I do?
Avatar m tn Hi All, My mum admitted at a local hospital due to non stop caughing. Her blood test result showed elevated liver funtional test readings. Second blood test was done and it shows HCV 7.86 WEAK REACTIVE. Other Hep A & B NON REACTIVE. What does HCV 7.86 WEAK REACTIVE mean? Does this mean she is HCV positive? The doc said, further test needed to confirm this and might take 3 weeks. Pls share your inputs. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Also in Rockerforlifes blood lab thread it mentions Platelets and reasons they can go high - dehydration is one reason and something about bone marrow stimulation for the second reason. But if you open his thread you can read exactly what they say about Platelets. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Interferon can cause myelosuppression (bone marrow suppression) which results in a reduced number of platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells circulating in the blood. Interferon is the primary cause of decreased platelet count that often occurs during treatment.
Avatar f tn This time last year my numbers were much better and I did not have low platelets or high ferritin (299.8). My high iron load is what the hematologist was concerned about and she did all the blood work. She also had me do a cat scan and it showed relative enlargement of the caudate lobe liver and spleen in the upper limits of normal. So something is definately going on. I cld be closer to a stage 3 now. It's hard working with both a Gastro and a Hematologist.
Avatar f tn If platelets are low because of cirrhosis shouldn't bilirubin levels be high because of cirrhosis? If both show liver is dysfunctional it would only seem normal to me that they should both show liver damage. My bilirubin levels have always been normal while platelets are always low. Anyone else notice this? I guess my question is how can one be normal and the other not?
Avatar f tn I feel so sad for you because it seems like you are being ignored. I know you are feeling really sick and need someone to take you serious. What does the doctors say to you? If I were you, I would go into a health food store and ask to speak to someone knowledgeable. Usually one that is owned by someone and not a chain like GNC has workers that are knowledgeable. You just need to take this whole thing into your own hands. That's exactly what I did last winter when I was dieing.
Avatar m tn An enlarged spleen — which can be caused by a number of disorders (including cirrhosis) — may harbor too many platelets, causing a decrease in the number of platelets in circulation. What does your last biopsy say about the condition of your liver? Stage? Grade? Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn With just 5 weeks left on treatment, for the first time, at least confirmed with blood test, my white count is 3.1 platelets 133 and uric acid a little high at 9.2 I have had weak legs and arms since Monday spending most of the week with no energy. I went through this in my 2,3 and part of 4 month but blood was allways o.k. Some body wrote yesterday or today about the sx roller coaster. I hope this isn't the start of another hard period.
Avatar n tn Other than this, the symptoms could also be due to diabetes, thyroid disorders, low or high blood pressure. If you take birth control pills then this could also be the cause. You need to consult a doctor and get some blood tests done, as early as possible. Please ask your parents to take you to your GP. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn Long story short, I am having a hard time deciphering information about RNA levels, and what they mean, what they might indicate. He might not want to know, but I need to know. I have been widowed before, at 24, (colon cancer), I am only 40, still have two kids at home, and if things are progressing rapidly..I don't want to have my head in the sand. I know no one can predict accurately lifespan/prognosis, but, his enzyme levels are elevated, RNA is 6.
Avatar n tn The diagonosis is suggestive of osteoarthritis with mild bone loss (osteopenia). Like cquest says, it doesn't sound too serious but we don't have any doctors here and mostly are familiar with hepatitis c treatment issues. Again, as suggested you could look up each term in a medical dictionary online but that will still only give you the "what" and not the "what does it mean.
Avatar f tn my test results on the PCR test was 9850 what does this mean if you can help out on this one please do. a nurse told me that it would take 6 months to a year for me to even get on the waiting list for this.