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High WBC/Platlets/Scattered mediastinal lymph nodes

For months now I have had elevated platelets and WBC 's my doctor ordered a CT Scan of my chest the impression states scattered mediastinal lymph nodes what does all this mean? Should I be scared?
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1081992 tn?1389903637
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what's typical is that platelets and other blood cell production gets reduced in number because the factories that make them in the marrow get crowded out, so to speak, buy the bad cells

so high platelets tend to go against that
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Thank you for your post, I too was starting to feel like maybe its nothing but yesterday i had to get a bone marrow biopsy boy did it hurt. My CT scans showed scattered medistienal lymph nodes and dr also said these lymph nodes are also scatted about in my abd. Platlets and WBC's high for 3 months now. Low grade fevers , weight loss and extreme fatigue. Don't know what it is
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1081992 tn?1389903637
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hi, it's too early to be scared :)

how high are the platelets? over 750K? platelets are what helps make your blood clot, for instance when you get a cut. But they can multiply because of internal inflammation

the WBCs increase to fight infection, and lymph nodes enlarge when your system is fighting infection

so maybe/probably it's just inflammation due to some chronic infection
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