Family Health Expert Forum
HIGH PLATELETS
About This Forum:

Questions in the Family / Internal Medicine forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics covered include general health issues, adolescence, babies, child health, eating disorders, fitness, immunizations and vaccines, infectious diseases, medical tests and procedures, and senior health.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

HIGH PLATELETS

BLOOD WORK DONE-PLATELETS-769--RBC COUNT-5.61--WBC-10.4
HEMOGLOBON--17.1--POTASSIUM--6.1.QUIT SMOKING 4 MONTHS AGO-
DRINK 5 DRINKS A NIGHT.HAD BONE MARROW DONE CAME BACK NEG
Related Discussions
233190_tn?1278553401
A negative bone marrow biopsy would make a blood disorder or cancer less likely.

However, there can be many reasons for an elevated platelet count.  This can include various types of cancer, infection or inflammatory process.

There is too little information here to determine the cause.  Discussing the possibility of the aforementioned processes should be done with your personal physician.

Also noted is a markedly elevated potassium level.  This needs to be addressed, since a potassium that high can have negative cardiac effects.

These questions should be discussed with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
kevinmd_
0 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I too have VERY high blood platelets.  517 where normal is 130-382.  I am waiting to hear back from my doctor about the results, so when I do, I will let you know what the consensus is.  Its kind of scary, but being that I was in the hospital yesterday for 8 hours under treatment for kidney stones (not the reason for the high platelet count), they let me go, so it can't be TOO bad.  

Unfortunately the ER doctor didn't give me an explanation and said I would have to speak to my GP.  So I will let you know what happens.

Chris in Md.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
update-doctor put me on hydroxyurea 500mg-once a day.to lower platelet count
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, HIGH PLATELETS was started.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, High Blood Platelets was started.
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank