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My platelet count is and my absolute neutrophils are 8552.

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My platelet count is 666 and my absolute neutrophils are 8552. What can cause both these to be high when i don't appear to be ill in any way?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
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Why did you have the test?
Do you have any symptom?
Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I am trying to have surgery on my neck and the neuro surgeon as for some pre op blood work. I have not been ill but I have been feeling very dizzy when I try and stand up
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information,
There can be a few causes for the high count.
Common cause is an infection.
Neutrophil count can also be raised in case of infection or inflammation.
Other causes can be anemia, blood disorder, cancer, bone marrow disorder, immunological disease etc.
Inflammatory bowel disease, absence of spleen, drug effect can cause high count.
Sometimes in essential thrombocytosis, no cause is found.
Doctor can decide after considering the other clinical features.
A consultation with a hematologist can be required if the count remains high.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.