Dizziness/Vertigo and High Platelets
I've been having dizzy spells for about a year now, and oddly, I sometimes get "flashers" or weird light in my vision on the days when it occurs. I also have pain in my fingertips and toes on my right side. When I first went in, my platelet count was a bit high, but not alarmimgly high. The second time I went in, it was elevated even more. Yesterday I had a very bad dizzy/vertigo spell along with the tioes and fingertips pain on the right side and went to Urgent Care. Again there's been a slight elevation in platelets. I asked the doc if I should be worried about leukemia or cancer and she said, since this has been going on for a year, and since the numbers don't really indicate leukemia or other cancers, that it's "highly unlikely" that I will be found to have cancer.
But whey is she now sending me to a Hematologist and an Oncologist?