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Question by  apey (32)

What causes elevated platelets and elevated RDW in the blood?


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Both of these will be elevated due to hemolytic anemia. Red blood cells are destroyed too soon in the body and the bone marrow cannot compensate for the premature loss.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Eleved platelets and RDW are signs that something is wrong with your bone marrow. You make have a marrow infection (osteomylitis) or something more serious like leukemia. See your doctor.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

* Emphysema * Respiratory distress * Living at a high altitude * Cystic fibrosis An elevation of platelets and RDW in the blood are multi-factorial. Some of the many underlying conditions that may cause this elevation include, increased function of the adrenal cortex, polycythemia vera, anabolic metabolism, living at high altitudes.


Answer by  JJP (360)

There are lots of conditions and abnormalities that can be caused by elevated platelets and RDW in the blood. I would check with your doctor.

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