Hi - I recenntly had a CDC. Everything was in the optimal range for me , a 30 year old female. However, my platelelets were at 674 k/cu mm. What does this mean? Also my WBC was lower than the 7.3 optimal amount, at 5.8. I am scared. Please advise.
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replied March 13th, 2008
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A low wbc count can mean many things. It could be that you are fighting off a virus. High platelets can cause abnormal clotting as well as other indications. Has your doctor had a discussion with you about these lab results? Make an appointment and go over these labs with your doctor. Anything that is out of range should be rechecked and further work up should be done if they are out of range twice.
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replied April 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its not worrisome. If it was greater than 8 lac then you have to consult Hematologist. This much platelets are usually due to chronic inflammation or bleeding from gastrointestinal tract.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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