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Elevated MPV

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  • Posted By: stacky
  • November 16, 2007
  • 05:01 PM

Hello, I have been having ongoing health problems for a year now and still dont have any solid answers to the swelling in my finger twice a month and tingling in my spine. Most recent blood work shows my MPV is elivated the result is 5.9 - 9.8 MPV 11.2H Does anyone know what this means or could point to with my other symptoms? Also my Luc% has been consistently low but no one seems conserned. Please let me know if you have any ideas or info about these two components of the CBCAD. I just want to feel better!

Thanks,
Stacky

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  • The platletcount is the number of platelets in a given volume of blood. Both increases and decreases can point to abnormal conditions of excess bleeding or clotting. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calculated measurement of the average size of your platelets. New platelets are larger, and an increased MPV occurs when increased numbers of platelets are being produced. MPV gives your doctor information about platelet production in your bone marrow. Mean platelet volume (MPV). The MPV represents the average size of the platelets within a sample. A reduced MPV may occur due to aplastic anemia, while an elevated MPV can indicate idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (Blood clotting disorder). Recent research has shown that a low MPV can also be associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, while markedly elevated levels may correlate with an individual’s risk of stroke and heart attack. It can also be increased after an infection. More here: http://www.revoptom.com/index.asp?ArticleType=SiteSpec&page=osc/105150/lesson.htm Sorry I can't be of more help... Kiera
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    • November 16, 2007
    • 05:53 PM
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