Hi, platelets are meant to clot so nothing to worry about there. Also, you have a low normal amount so also no extra risk of clots. You shouldn't have a bleeding problem unless your platelets drop quite low...well below normal..
Having said this, the presence of large platelets indicate that something is wrong. It could be something as simple as having had a virus that knocked your platelet count down and to compensate your bone marrow is throwing out young immature larger cells to make up the numbers. It could also be
caused by medications, specifically anti inflammatories. More ominously, it can be caused by systemic problems like auto immune disease causing the spleen to destroy mature platelets and once again the bone marrow responding by producing large immature ones and throwing them into the blood too early.
Seeing a haematologist is a really good idea to get a definitive reason for your blood results.
Large immature cells usually means your body is trying to deal with a low level or recover from something! My red cells are usually large and immature as my body tries to make up for my being anemic due to my stem cell transplant.
I think you will be able to get some reassurance from the hematologist, in my experience all the ones I've dealt with (aside from one) have been pretty good. I have heard from some that because they deal with so many really sick people (cancer) if you have a less severe issue they have been given a brush off (wasting my time attitude) but I can't say that personally as I have a serious issue :|
were you taking medications that surpress bone marrow production? If you stop / lower the dose of the med your levels should recover to normal. (chemo does this big time)
I have been taking rebif for about 3 or 4 months. I appreciate your knowlage, and thank u. How was the stem cell transplant? Just wondering, you don't have to answer, its all good!
Thanks for the info! Ur awesome!