Reactive thrombocytosis

What is Reactive thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis (or thrombocythemia) is the presence of high platelet counts in the blood, and can be either primary (also termed essential and caused by a myeloproliferative disease) or reactive (also termed secondary). Although often symptomless (particularly when it is a secondary reaction), it can predispose to thrombosis in some patients. Thrombocytosis can be contrasted with thrombocytopenia, a loss of platelets in the blood.

In a healthy individual, a normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 and 450,000 per mm³ (or microlitre) (150–450 x 109/L). These limits, however, are determined by the 2.5th lower and upper percentile, and a deviation does not necessary imply any form of disease. Nevertheless, counts over 750,000 (and especially over a million) are considered serious enough to warrant investigation and intervention.

Questions and answers on "Reactive thrombocytosis"

What does it mean when your platelets go higher and higer?

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Essential thrombocythemia/reactive thrombocytosis.

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What are the symptoms of reactive thrombocytosis and how is it treated I have recently seen a haemotologist and blood test revealed that my platlet...

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Symptoms depend on the cause

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My Stool routine test

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

Do I need to...

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Hello, XXXXXXX,
Your blood picture is normal except for reactive thrombocytosis.
That means your platelet count is higher due to the recent...

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