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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
In July 2011, my platelet count was 655. The range is 140-400. My platelet count got higher since the last blood tests. My liver tests are also elevated. Is the platelet count high enough to worry about? What other tests would I need? Do I need to see a hematologist?
It is really not possible to give specific medical advice over a forum such as this, but there are several possible causes for a high platelet count.
Acute stress or illness, iron deficiency, and even more rare, essential thrombocytosis (a disorder than can lead to a high platelet count) can cause a high platelet count.
I would encourage you to speak with your doctor to determine if you need to be evaluated for these possible causes and/or see a hematologist.
Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University