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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.
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