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I have a platelet count of 461, the rest of my blood work is

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I have a platelet count of 461, the rest of my blood work is fine. I have not been feeling well for sometime now. I have osteoarthritis throughout my body. I am always tired, I have a lot of muscle spasms. 461 is not very high so should I just ignore it for now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hi

This is well within lab variability ranges, and you are correct, it is not very high.

However, it can be a sign of iron deficiency, and I would have serum iron, TIBC, % saturation and ferritin fun.

An IRON studies panel, single blood test.

And talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

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