... m new to this board. Last week I had my yearly exam at my PCP's office. They did blood work on me, which is not uncommon. The nurse called me and said that my platelets were elevated but the Physicians Assistant that I saw said that she was not worried about it at this time. What does that mean? ... (5 replies)
... Thats good to hear that. Lot of reason why WBC can be high.
If you have an active infection or anytihng, WBC can increase.
From your post, the good news is that you dont have Lekemia ( sorry bad sp ) , the cancer.
If you had low WBC and High Platelets = cancer.
Can you tell me what your lympocyte % was ??????? (10 replies)
... I have the same as the both of you. Do some searches on the internet about Essential Thrombocytosis. Most cases just have high platelets but some people have elevated white as well. Good luck to both of you! ... (10 replies)
... My doctor ordered more labs and I'm waiting for those results now. Should I be worried with these elevated numbers? ... (10 replies)
... and then a bone marrow biopsy.. I am scared to death.. I am trying to research elevated blood level causes however none of them seem very positive.. Looking for any info out there.. ... (0 replies)
... I do know that elevated platelets can be caused by inflammation. Cholesterol and triglycerides are good... Not that age is an issue in high platelet counts, but I am 52 years old. ... (49 replies)
... Just say for instance that you have a severe case of Pneumonia.Can that throw your blood work off wack and cause an elevation in platelets?
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... Hi Liz, I have polycythemia. I have high red, white, and pletelets. In January, my platelets were 709 then I went back Friday and they came down to 604, my hemagologist said "once they hit 700, I should be on medication (Hydrea) to slow the bone marrow down from over producing, but now that they are 604, no medication yee haa. I have to go back in 3 months for another blood... (49 replies)
... responses. Just didn't want you to feel the frustration I felt by getting no responses! I am headed to the hemotologist on Wednesday to get some answers. The platelets have gone up from 590 to 690 in the last 3 months. ... (49 replies)
... Since 1994 I've had elevated WBC currently 18. ... (0 replies)
... Hi everyone! I am new here and I am looking for some help. Wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar to mine or maybe can help with the blood part of my health issue. This may be a little long but will try to make it as short as possible. In Dec 2012 I started having upper left abdominal pain. Went to doctor and was sent for chest x-ray and sonogram of kidneys. And... (0 replies)
... sorry im not replying with an answer, but as one with mutual issue..had bloodwork and was called home with results by an unknowledgeable person stating my platelets were at 804,000, i am 54 years old with IBS. and when I asked is this in normal range the "young sounding person" says its only slightly elevated. ... (3 replies)
... Karen, I just came across this board a few days ago. I noticed you had some of the same issues I am having with my blood, elevated platelets, wbc (neutrophils elevated). my differential was fine. What was your final diagnosis with the hematologist? Did you have a bone marrow biopsy? Have you been completely released from the hematologist? I know that this is a lot of... (9 replies)
... A couple months ago I had blood work done. I thought my thyroid was acting up again, because of the exhaustion. My thyroid was fine, but my white count & platelets are still elevated. I had the bone marrow biopsy & Luekemia has been ruled out. What other causes could there be? I feel like my Dr is grasping at straws. I am not sure what to do next. (3 replies)
... Hi Joanne! I wish I could find something to boost my energy level. I drink a protein drink called (Boost) every morning;doesn't seem to do much.Yes the Dr. may have to adjust UR meds a bit.I remember my Dr. adjusted mine several times in the beginning and finally got it right. I'm going to ask him about increasing my anagrilide a little more to see if it will help the itch.
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... When I was first diagnosed, I had 3 phlebs, which controlled hemoglobin and hematocrit, but not the platelets. When my platelets went over 1 million, my doc said he wanted to prescribe Hydrea or Anagrelide. I researched both drugs, didn't like what I found and dug a little deeper. ... (33 replies)
... my experience is similar to yours. since i was 16 i had extremely elevated platelets. im 26 now, and just last week my platelets dropped to 200. ... (3 replies)
... So, after many years of monitoring my platelets count, listening to different diagnoses..from leukemia to absolutely nothing, i visited a new hemo last week. ... (1 replies)
... They have ruled out PV and myelofibrosis im afraid.first time that pain occured it lasted for a week and they thought it was DVT(but xrays were clean). the bad thing here is that i dunno if i have inherited any disorder or health problem, as i do not know my birth family (2 replies)
... There are a number of different 'myeloproliferative' disorders that would cause elevated platelets. You could search under that broader term for guidance. ... (2 replies)