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    What causes fluctuations in platelet counts?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: Can platelet counts vary significantly in the normal range? I have had 307, 299, 280 and 280 over the last 4 tests. Just wanted to know if this could be normal. As far as I know I am healthy enough per all my last blood work.

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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes it can happen

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear.

I can understand your concern. Yes, it is quite possible to have a varying platelet counts. The normal range is between, 150 to 450 thousand. Reason is the variable rates of platelet production and destruction.

So nothing to worry.

Feel free to ask further.
Thanks and regards


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