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What is called High Platelet Count ?

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Asked by MARMUT, 13 Mar '13 09:48 am
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A platelet count is a diagnostic test that determines the number of platelets in the patient's blood. Platelets, which are also called thrombocytes, are small disk-shaped blood cells produced in the bone marrow and involved in the process of blood clotting. There are normally between 150,000-450,000 platelets in each microliter of blood. Low platelet counts or abnormally shaped platelets are associated with bleeding disorders. High platelet counts sometimes indicate disorders of the bone marrow.
Answered by Psycho, 13 Mar '13 09:50 am

 
  
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High platelet count is thrombocytosis, a condition in which bone marrow cells produce too many platelets.
Answered by Quest, 13 Mar '13 01:50 pm

 
  
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High platelet count is thrombocytosis, a condition in which bone marrow cells produce too many platelets. Thrombocytosis can be either reactive or essential. Reactive thrombocytosis means that a high platelet count is a reaction to inflammation, infection, injury, anemia, or cancer, and essential thrombocytosis indicates that genetic conditions or hormone imbalances are causing irregular platelet formation. Individuals with the reactive form rarely experience symptoms, while people with essential thrombocytosis may suffer from blood clots in their extremities, nosebleeds, bloody stools, and unexplained bruising...
Answered by aflatoon, 13 Mar '13 10:03 am

 
  
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A platelet count is a diagnostic test that determines the number of platelets in the patient's blood. Platelets, which are also called thrombocytes, are small disk-shaped blood cells produced in the bone marrow and involved in the process of blood clotting. There are normally between 150,000-450,000 platelets in each microliter of blood. Low platelet counts or abnormally shaped platelets are associated with bleeding disorders. High platelet counts sometimes indicate disorders of the bone marrow.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 15 Mar '13 05:29 pm

 
  
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A high platelet count may be referred to as thrombocytosis. This is usually the result of an existing condition (also called secondary or reactive thrombocytosis) such as:

Cancer, most commonly lung, gastrointestinal, ovarian, breast or lymphoma
Anemia, in particular iron-deficiency anemia and hemolytic anemia
Inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or rheumatoid arthritis
Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis
If an individual has had their spleen removed surgically
Use of birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
Some conditions may cause a temporary (transitory) increased platelet count. Some include:
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Answered by anil garg, 13 Mar '13 11:50 pm

 
  
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