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I am a 58 year old female. Three weeks ago I had routine lab…

I am a 58 year...
I am a 58 year old female. Three weeks ago I had routine lab work drawn. My wbc was 11.8 and platelets were 501. I had a redraw one week later for the platelets. They were 444 on the second draw. I am wondering if this is really anything to be concerned with.
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most likely your body was fighting off an infection during the first blood draw.

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that can cause your WBC and platelets to be high.

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platelets are an acute phase reactant and can be elevated when there is inflammation in your body or when your body is fighting off an infection.

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I would not stress.

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you can get a repeat CBC blood test in about 3-6 months. that will be fine.

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you should not be taking daily aspirin therapy without seeing your doctor first.

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