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Old Wed Oct 28, 2009, 12:18 PM
carolyn carolyn is offline
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High MPV count low platelets

Hi everyone.

My last blood count has showed a slightly high MPV count (11.6) but a lowish platelet count (114). Can anyone explain what a high MPV count combined with a low platelet count could mean?

Thanks very much,

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Old Wed Oct 28, 2009, 02:03 PM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Slightly high Mean Platelet Volume

Hi Carolyn,
As far as I understand older platelets are a little larger than younger platelets - high MPV perhaps indicates that your platelets live long which is a good sign.

Your platelet count is very good for a MDS patient - my latest platelet count was 33 after treatment with Exjade that my red blood cells liked but my white blood cells and platelets disliked.
Kind regards
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Old Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:10 PM
Jparker82 Jparker82 is offline
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It means the platelets are bigger than normal. They don't fragment properly. But the good news is that you've got plenty of platelets. My MPV hangs out between 13-15.5. Has been this way for years. Might want to get B12 looked at. Really improved my counts. Went from 50-80k now low normal 130-155.

Best wishes

This is a great breakdown.
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