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Can Thyroid affect WBC, and Platelets?

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Old 06-26-2003, 02:46 AM   #1
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Post Can Thyroid affect WBC, and Platelets?

Hello, I have hypothyroid and just started taking Synthroid. Before it was perscribed to me I had blood work done which my TSH was High. But also all my WBC tests came back high and my platelets came back high. I have had a sore throat for about 4 months now, dr gave me antibiotics but it must not have helped since my WBC are all higher and platelets is high now too. Any idea if tyroid problems give those kind of problems too? I have other normal symptoms gained weight, losing hair, tired all the time. I also have lower back pain and side pain. And periods are heave one month and very light another. I am 32. Thanks for any info.

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Old 06-26-2003, 06:35 AM   #2
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White blood cells being elevated generally indicates an infection of some sort, somewhere. I don't think this is related to your hypothyroidism, other than people who are hypo are often more suceptible to infection.

There are NUMEROS things that could throw off platelet count, and this may be something to discuss with your doctor, depending on how elevated the count is. It might not even mean anything at all.

I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...

Old 06-26-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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Post thyroid did not affect those tests at all. But I am low on Vitamin B-12. I would talk to your Dr and see what he thinks.

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