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Old 04-08-2007, 11:35 PM   #1
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High Platelet Count

About a month ago I went to the doctor for a routine physical examination. My platelet count was 730. I went back 2 weeks later to have it retested and my platelet count rose to 755. This is the first time a doctor has ever mentioned my platelets being high but honestly, I haven't had a CBC in about 4 years. My doctor has me going back next week to run some more tests including an inflammatory marker test. I can't help but be nervous about the possible causes of this increase. Is it possible that this could be caused by allergies? I had a splenectomy about 20 years ago. Could not having a spleen have something to do with the high platelet count and if so, why has this not shown up before now? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2007, 05:05 AM   #2
Amy 333
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Re: High Platelet Count


i would say that in your case high plat are the result of your lack of spleen. the spleen s function is to fight off infection and get rid of used blood contents such as "used" red blood cells platlets etc. thus since you do not have a sleen platelets will build up in your blood.


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