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Doctors treat an elevated platelet count, called thrombocytosis, by targeting its root cause. Thrombocytosis can result from a blood or bone marrow disease, which can overproduce and elevate the amount of platelets in th... More »

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Symptoms of a high platelet count include headache, bleeding, feeling weak, and numbness in the hands or feet, states Healthgrades. Blood-clotting symptoms, including nausea, seizures, dizziness, difficulty breathing and... More »

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An elevated platelet count generally means one of two things: reactive thrombocytosis or essential thrombocythemia. Reactive thrombocytosis means that an underlying condition has elevated the platelets, while essential t... More »

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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 »

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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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An elevated platelet count generally means one of two things: reactive thrombocytosis or essential thrombocythemia. Reactive thrombocytosis means that an underlying condition has elevated the platelets, while essential t... 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 »

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