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I am ***** *****, and I am wondering if my elevated

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I am ***** *****, and I am wondering if my elevated platelets (485) could be due to a GYN issue, such as being on the pill or having a c section in november. I also had an IUD and heavy bleeding for a month in january.
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Customer: Just have the elevated platelets and I had a baby in november
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne. I can help you today.

I'm sorry to hear about your concern with high platelets. Your level is slightly high and can be due to a very long list of conditions. Major surgery, such as a C-section can cause the platelets to go up but usually that would go away within 3 months. Other common causes include infections, allergic reactions, anemia and vitamin deficiencies. There are less common causes that would be checked for if the abnormal count continues. Usually with a mild elevation like you have, we'd simply repeat the test in a few months to see if it corrects itself or not. If it doesn't, we'd start checking into causes.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytosis/basics/causes/CON-20032674

I hope this information was helpful. Let me know if I can clarify anything or add details.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 9 months ago.

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