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Question: High Platelets & Elevated Hemoglobin & Hematocrit


 css34 - Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:02 pm

Hi I'm a 34 year old female and had a CBC about 7 months ago with elevated platelts (421). Had new tests last week and now platelet count has risen to 476 and now Hemoglobin & Hematocrit are elevated??? I was referred to a Hematoligst and can't go until next week, what could cause this? I'm pretty scared as I have no idea what this all could mean. I have no other health problems other than normal stress & fatigue. I have had severe wrist pain and thought it was from computer work but was told it was a sprain but other than that, nothing????
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:23 pm

User avatar Hi Css34,

A platelet count of 421 and 476 are very minimally elevated. Some would still consider this normal. When normal values are determined they use a bell graph so some people will still be normal outside of the "normal" values of the lab.

Seeing the hematologist is a good idea to get an expert evaluation.

Best wishes.

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