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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

High platlets

01/23/2008

Question:

does b12 have anything to do with high Platletts

Answer:

There is no direct relationship between the B12 levels and a high platelet count. Patients who are low in vitamin B12 may end up with a low platelet count, but otherwise there is no direct connection.

There is a group of blood disorders that can result in a high platelet count, and as a secondary effect the B12 level may go up, but they are not directly related.

I would recommend that you ask you doctor why he or she ordered the B12 level in your particular case to help give you a better idea of what your doctor may or may not be concerned about.

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University