Originally Posted by marys1358
Good Morning All,
I just noticed on one of my test results its states,
PLT MORPHOLOGY-GIANT PLATELETS PRESENT
Can someone explain these results.
I had that happen awhile back when my platelet count got dangerously low (down to 12,000 at one point). They wrote "giant platelets" on my test results, also. They explained that when they looked at the platelets they were gigantic, in huge rings.
I don't know what else you're going through along with the giant platelets.
In my case, I remember an anesthetic for surgery was thought to have added to a SLE and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) flare-up. My SLE and ITP were active for about 6 months, and steriods would not bring up the low platelets. So, if your giant platelets may also mean "low platelets", please be careful not to get hurt as my doctor warned me very low platelets means your blood cannot clot well.
In my case they treated me with Prednisone, but after six months it had not increased the platelet count.
Please post if you find out what's going on with your platelets and treatment; I'd be interested to hear.
(By the way... I'm new!)