What does high MVP level indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
I have recently had blood work done. My chloride came back high at 108, platelet count came back low at 149, MPV came back high at 10.3 and AST(SGOT) at a low 10. I have had blood work done 4 times in the past year and my platelets always tend to run on the low end, twice being below the low end by a few points. The doctor that I am seeing did not say anything to me about these abnormal readings. I found out when I requested my paperwork for my personal files. Can you advise on why these numbers could be off and if I should be overly worried? Thank you!
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AST and Chloride levels don't mean much
I wouldn't give them too much importance
MPV is on the higher side, and that according to some recent science means you have a higher risk for cardiovascular accidents
I would also like to add that my vision in the right eye was a bit blurry on and off for these two weeks. I did see the opthomologist and nothing was wrong there. I also have been to the neurologist twice over it.
Are you diabetic or hypertensive?
No, I am not diabetic and even used a blood sugar monitor for a few days to make sure I wasn't having problems with that. All other blood work has come back great. Cholesterol is great and blood pressure has always been low in the high 90s over 60s.
We currently do not understand completely why the platelet volume increases.
Okay, that is quite reassuring
if you are not a diabetic or hypertensive, and you have cholesterol that is fantastic
You can safely neglect this MPV for the time being
Platelet volume meaning MPV?
Yes, MPV is mean platelet volume
as for the low platelet counts, it is not alarmingly low, it is just 1 thousand under the normal cut off of 150000 per cubic mm
That can happen if you had had a recent viral infection of any sort
As for the low platelet level, is there anything that I should be concerned about or can you give me advise on what I should be tested for? I have recently had C-Reactive Protein tests, Ana screen, IFA, SED Rate by modified Westergren, and that all came back good with no concern.
and if you had an infection, that would explain the slightly raised MPV as well
Your tests returning good is again very good
I would only like to add another test, that is "Antiplatelet antibody levels"
If I had an infection, I am don't know about it. What would cause platelets to be destroyed?
In infections, not only do platelets and white blood cells get destroyed to some extent, their production can go down a little bit as well
Did you see the part about my facial numbness and prickly feeling for two weeks? Could this possibly be caused by any of this or bone marrow problems?
Yes, I read that as well
and I do not think these two are related in any way
Bone marrow problems do not cause those symptoms at all
That is good to know. Do you have any ideas about the facial problems? All the doctors I have seen don't seem to know why it was caused. They thought maybe shingles was starting, which I have had when I was 21.
Facial numbness could be because of a viral infection (happens some times when the facial nerve gets a bit inflamed due to the infection)
Yes, Shingles can cause such sensations
Have you ever heard of shingles symptoms like that but never develop into an actual rash?
other causes are parotid inflammation
yes, I have seen such cases indeed
is there anything else I can help you with?
One more question. I have been low on Vitamin D for over a year now. I do take supplements for this. My hair began falling out more than usual a little over a year ago. I have been through all kinds of hormone tests and blood work. They all come back fine. Besides me just getting older, do you have any ideas about that?
36 years is not old
I said older, not old. ;-)
hair loss could be due to stress
Oh.. okay, sorry for that
You don't see any correlation between any of that and the Vitamin D deficiency and the other problems I have been having, low platelets etc.?
other than that, if your hormone levels are fine, then I can't think of anything significant
Thank you so much for your time and input. I hope you have a great weekend.
Vitamin D deficiency does not cause platelet abnormalities
and it does not cause the facial numbness either
Good to know that too.
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I hope you will have a great weekend too
Have a good evening, and take care
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