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Gh platlet count .what can the cause be? 2009 was 611. 2013

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High platlet count .what can the cause be ? 2009 was 611. 2013 was 480 and now 511
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question. Some people just run a high platelet count

That is not concerning at all.

I would call that "stable over time"

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Problem
Is she is low on iron too as haemaglobin is 10.5 and ferritin is 8. She's 66. Can this indicate an serious illness ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, it can

She is either not absorbing iron or bleeding.

you need to see a hematologist ASAP

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can a colonoscopy n endoscopy assist ? Where could she be bleeding from ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes. anywhere in the GI tract

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what can cause bleeding ? Something malignant ? Can this not be diet related ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No, people bleed all the time

meds can do it too.

hundreds of things probably

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