I have a high platelet count

I have a high platelet count

Normally humans produce about 250,000 platelets for every cubic millimetre of blood, but this can be affected by a large number of medical conditions, ranging from a simple viral infection right through to disorders of the bone marrow itself, like anaemia and leukaemia.

Strangely, a high platelet count normally leads to increased clotting rather than bruising, as in your case.

Aspirin is used therapeutically to stop platelets sticking together and make the blood thinner. It could be that you are taking too much aspirin or that your platelet count is too low, rather than too high. What does it mean?

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I have a high platelet count