Hematologist (Pediatric) Questions high platelet count

What does an increased platelet count in my child mean? Is it a reason for worry?

My son has been experiencing fatigue and headaches and the doctor has sent us to get blood work since he believed that this was a little abnormal. Once the results came back, we noticed that he has an increased platelet count. Is this something that I should worry about? What does an increased platelet count usually indicate?

1 Answer

He needs to follow up with his doctor to have more tests and a CT of the head to find the cause so as to be treated.