My Blood Test Shows My MPV Is High. What Does This Mean?


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I am not a doctor and I would strong suggest that you discuss these results with your doctor and ask for further bloodwork.

An increased MPV can be caused by:

Neoplastic Disorders
Myelogenous leukemia, chronic
Thrombocythemia, essential

Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Thrombocytopenia, autoimmune
Purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic

Deficiency Disorders
Folic acid deficiency anemia
Inadequate Folic acid in diet
Vitamin B12 deficiency

Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Exsanguinating hemorrhage
Valvular heart disease
Aortic stenosis

Reference to Organ System
Anemia, blood loss
Pernicious anemia
Combined system disease/pernicious anemia

You would need to post all of your CBC results to further narrow it down. Usually an increased MPV will have a minor cause so please don't be distressed. But, it is definitely important to determine the definitive cause. I hope these helps.
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The platelet count 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.

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