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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a slightly elevated Mean Platelet Volume count. Now I have noticed tiny red pin head spots on my chest and legs. Could these two be a related condition?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you ??
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Female age 42
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms ?
User :   Just a few some joint pain and feeling tired.
Doctor :   any medical conditions?
User :   No.
Doctor :   and why did you got your blood profile taken ?
User :   I was a firefighter and they require a complete cbc when we get our physicals.
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   and how high was the variation ?
User :   They told me it was only slightly elevated and to keep a watch on it. That was in 2009.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well the red pin spots you have been having
Doctor :   are they growing in number ?
User :   I have noticed more. They are not clustered. Just spread out in areas on my chest and both upper thighs. People have told me this could be a sign of leukemia. That's what I am worried about.
Doctor :   well usually a leukemia when symptomatic will not come as this
Doctor :   its more aggressive
Doctor :   such spots are usually mild capillary out burst that are completely normal
Doctor :   increased MPV you should take another test
Doctor :   as a precaution
Doctor :   thats all
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
Doctor :   how much was your HB ?
User :   I will schedule a appt for another cbc to see if the mpv has increased. Thank you for your time.
Doctor :   hemoglobin ?
User :   hgb was normal.
Doctor :   ok and did you for your thyroid tested too ?
User :   yes thyroid was also normal. Many years ago they thought I had Lupus due to joint pain but the creatine level was normal ra factor normal.
Doctor :   well ok thats good
Doctor :   now just repeat the test
Doctor :   and take care
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