Question by  Tracy (15)

What does it mean if my blood test results show high platelets?


Answer by  anandhi (12)

platelets are the tiny cells that circulates around the body through blood. if blood test shows high platelets it is danger as it have no capacity to fight with the infection. so it is not good to health. it will be not good for blood clotting.


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

It could mean a lot of things. It is normal for people who exercise a lot, just had a baby, or live at high altitudes. If your platelets are still sticky, they can stick together and cause an embolism.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

A high platelet could be present in dehydration. It can also be 'reactive' in response to an infection or anemia. If it persists it is called thrombocytosis and needs investigations.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First talk this over with your doctor. Ask him the risks of having this. It is different for the young and old. It could be serious. I have a high count. Many years ago I give the platelets to a cancer patient, at that time I was told it would help their immune system.


Answer by  Ginger (376)

There are several causes such as, an infection, leukaemia, a diseases of the splene or hodgkin's disease, which is a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system and blood loss.

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