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Elevated platelets 4 months pp(4 Posts)
I’m new to this forum and need some help as I’m feeling a bit worried after googling why my platelets could be elevated. During my pregnancy my platelets were always elevated sometimes just below 500 I think I can recall lowest being 480 to around 580 anyway I’m now 4.5 months post partum and I’ve had numerous blood test my platelets have been 553, 576 and now they are at 528 so I’m hoping they are starting to decrease. Apparently they should have already gone back to normal I’ve never had a blood test before as I’ve not needed one, I’m 25 and have been lucky with my health this far. The doctor told me to get my smear done ASAP which I’ve booked in for Friday and that’s worried me and he checked my blood pressure and felt my tummy and apparently both are normal. I’ve had a full blood count and as far as I’m aware the only thing that come back as abnormal was my elevated platelets. Doctor has said to go back if anything changes however to book another blood test in 4-6 months. Question is I’m worried about waiting this long as if there is something wrong then that is time wasted... should I push for further testing? Does anyone know if I can rule anything out currently as my full blood count was ok apart from the abnormal platelets? Has anyone been through this and it’s been fine?
Sorry for long paragraph just really need some advice right now.
Sorry I don't know anything about this - hope you get some answers.
My circumstances were different to yours, but because of medication l take, l have to have regular blood tests.
Last year l was told my levels were fine, except that my platelets were raised, high 600's if l remember correctly. The GP spoke to the lab to query it, and came back with the odd reply (to me, anyway!) that l "wasn't anaemic, but iron tablets might help."
So l took 3 a day for a few months, had my bloods done again, and my platelet levels had dropped by about 30%. No idea why, but it seemed to sort it out.
l'd say, if you're concerned, keep pushing. l was worried too, but it turned out to be nothing. lf nothing else, it'll set your mind at rest. Good luck! x
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