Do high platelets count mean I have cancer?
I went for lab tests due to heart palps and my platelet count came back at 421 when the lab range is 182-369. I've never had problems with my blood count before. I'm terrified it means cancer please help I'm only 23 yr old female no one in my family except my grandfather (who smoked like a chimney) has had cancer and my older relatives usually get to live to their 70s-80s look my dad is 75 and in great shape.
Also my urine came with traces of protein, lots of bacteria and something called nitrites. Last year it came back like that as well but the doctor I was seeing didn't say anything and also my bloods were normal but now my platelets are high and I'm scared it is because I've some cancer somewhere
- Diane ALv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
No it doesnt. And the urine results sound like a urinary tract infection-you need a culture. Platelets have to be in the millions to be really significant or less than 5,000
- LANLv 76 months ago
No. It means you are a hypochondriac that jumps to irrational conclusions instead of waiting to talk over test results with your doctor like a sane person would.
- PippinLv 76 months ago
Infection can cause a high platelet count. Likely you have a UTI.
- TarkarriLv 76 months ago
They are only slightly high.
Most comm9nly caused by chronic inflamation, such as a chronic , mild, urinary tract infection.
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- Anonymous6 months ago
John's Hopkins says your platelets are ok.
- kelvinLv 76 months ago
you don't have cancer