Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Low mean platelet volume and platelet count questions
I was wondering what I should make of a couple of mild changes in my platelet counts.

My Platelet counts have historically ranged between 240 and 282. They were in 240 range last time checked. My question is how significant is a 40 point difference in platelet counts when they are still within range. Would that be cause for concern?

Recently, my Mean Platelet Volume has been consistently low. Historically, it has been between 7.2 and 8.1, but they are now in the high 6 range, with the last test at 6.9 with the low end on that assay at 7.2. I don't have a clear understanding of what MPV means in the scheme of Liver Disease. Does anybody know?

Thanks for any insight you may have.    
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Your platelets of 200 something look fine to me.  Dropping 40 thousand might be significant (might not be, though).  It might be the same value 3 months from now, could go up, could go down.  

I don't know what the MVP means.  If I were you, I  don't think I'd worry too much about what it means (in the grand scheme of things.) Sure, it's good to know what your lab values are, but when you start trying to figure out what the MVP and the CPK and MCV and the RMV and the RAC and the PT and the PTT and the INR and the .... :)  (the list goes on), you'll run yourself nuts! :) And then, by the time you think you have it all figured out after you've run yourself nuts, your labs will all change again.

I think your platelets look good.  :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
See:http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mean+platelet+volume
"Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) is a measurement of the average size of platelets found in blood and is typically included in blood tests. Since the average platelet size is larger when the body is producing increased numbers of platelets, MPV test results can be used to make inferences about platelet production in bone marrow."
Mike
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 108 days for....guess who?! Comment
1 hr ago
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Jade59's status
17 hrs ago
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on dominosarah's status
Sep 28
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
DC
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
2059648 tn?1439770265
Blank
Hepatitis Social Community Resources