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What causes low MPV?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: What can help raise your MPV?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The precipitating cause should be treated.

Detailed Answer:
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I appreciate your concern

MPV indicates the size of platelets in the blood sample of a person. Low MPV, smaller platelets may be older in age and have been in circulation for longer time. Too, Low an MPV can be corrected/ raised by treating any precipitating cause if present with the low MPV including conditions like thrombocytopenia , aplastic anemia , myelofibrosis etc.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes low MPV?

Brief Answer: The precipitating cause should be treated. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern MPV indicates the size of platelets in the blood sample of a person. Low MPV, smaller platelets may be older in age and have been in circulation for longer time. Too, Low an MPV can be corrected/ raised by treating any precipitating cause if present with the low MPV including conditions like thrombocytopenia , aplastic anemia , myelofibrosis etc. Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. Dr. M.S. Khalil