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Gh platlet count in female aged 66

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high platlet count in female aged 66
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

What is your count

What is your question

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my mum aged 66 .platlet in 2009-611, 2013 was 480 and now 511.also Hemaglobin has always been around 11.5 but now is 10.5. Ferritin is 8. First time ferritin was tested so cannot compare , Im worried
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

OK'

Low iron can do this.

YOu need to take her to an internist, or hematologist if the GP is no help.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this worrying the low hb and ferritin ? Shoukd she be referred for endoscopy and colonoscopy given her age ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A ferritin of 8 is extremley low right ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

No

It is on the low end though.

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