| | Complex Mess...need advice...
Ok, here's my doosey...
25 y/o female
Obesity (300 lbs)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy w/Nocturnal Grand Mal Seizures (med controlled w/ Lamictal 150mg/BID absent 2yrs)
Hormone irregularities (Hirsuitism mild, but noticable)
Some Jewish Ancestry
Diabetes (Adult Onset)
Various Heart Issues (HBP, Bypass, Pacemaker, Massive Heart Attack)
I have recently completed my yearly physical and got my blood test results back today. Everything was normal but two things. Those were that I had ALOT of iron in my blood (it was a VERY dark Red color)and I also had a platelet count of 569. The lady couldn't tell me much, but she did tell me that 140-400 was a normal range and that these were on the "Abnormally High" side. Given all this other mess I've got going for me health-wise, could anyone tell me what this might mean and could it have anything to do with the other conditions I have? A friend of mine told me that I should get checked for OVARIAN CANCER because of my PCOS and hormone chaos and now having this high platelet count and said she read an article about it being a strong indicator of early-onset ovarian cancer! Am I jumping to conclusions? She's got me scared. I want some honest answers and I don't have any insurance to go to the doctor's. My work paid for the physical as part of the pre-employment process. If anyone could offer anything I would greatly appreciate it, it's got me nervous and frankly my doc isn't the least bit helpful without flashing an insurance card in his face.