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Better Medicine states that high platelet production is categorized as either primary thrombocythemia, which occurs for reasons unknown, or secondary thrombocytosis, which is caused by another condition, such as infectio... More »

Having too many platelets in the blood is a sign of either thrombocytosis or thrombocythemia. Thrombocytosis is a response to an infection or a disease in the bone marrow or blood, while thrombocythemia is more likely to... More »

Effects of a high blood platelet count, or thrombocytosis, can include stroke, heart attack and blood clots due to blood vessel blockage, according to the Cleveland Clinic. After thrombocytosis has been in an individual'... More »

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High platelets are classified as either primary thrombocythemia, which can be inherited but does not have another known cause, and secondary thrombocytosis, which can be a symptom of another condition such as anemia, blo... More »

Having too many platelets in the blood is a sign of either thrombocytosis or thrombocythemia. Thrombocytosis is a response to an infection or a disease in the bone marrow or blood, while thrombocythemia is more likely to... More »

Elevated platelet levels or thrombocytosis is caused by a disorder of the bone marrow, known as primary thrombocythemia. It occurs in middle age, and affects women more than men, reveals Mayo Clinic. More »

It is possible to get blood clots in your feet from thrombocythemia or thrombocytosis, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. If blood clots form in the tiny blood vessels of the feet, it makes the f... More »