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Stool test showed sormocytic normochromic reactive thrombocytosis. Should I be worried?

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My Stool routine test

Says: Normocytic normochromic reactive thrombocytosis. Blood picture
pH: Alkaline

Do I need to worry?
Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 1 hour later
Your blood picture is normal except for reactive thrombocytosis.
That means your platelet count is higher due to the recent
infection. That will become normal once the infection clears.
Alkaline stool is also normal, Acidity or alkalinity of stool
depends on the kinds of food we eat .
I see you were treated with antibiotics.
If you start having any diarrhea after a few days and persists,
then you need to be tested for C.Difficile toxins in your stool.
Some people will develop this condition and requires therapy.
I don't think you have to worry.
Wish you well.
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