Wanted some advice for my mum please, hopefully to put her mind at rest.
She had a blood test done back in November that showed her platelets were high, she saw a consultant who ran further tests. All the tests (10 in total) came back negative and she said with her COPD she will always have some sort of infection inside her that will cause a high count. She wanted to carry on monitoring her and said that they may stay the same or they may go up in which case she will look into it.
Since then she has had quite a bad infection (which I wrote about on here a couple of days ago) she was on quite strong antibiotics and steroids which she feels havent really helped. She saw the dr yesterday and she said it had more or less cleared up. Mum told her that she still doesnt feel 100% with aching around her back and under her ribs. The dr put it down to bruising from the coughing!! She then said she would refer her to pulmonary rehab and to get a chest xray (the 3rd since oct)
Today she had a follow up with her consultant regarding her bloods and unfortunately since November her count has gone up. The consultant has now offered a scan to see what is going on.
What I am basically asking is, has anyone else experienced a high platelet count due to an underlying infection? She just wants peace of mind as she is extremely anxious, she doesnt want to go out and just sits at home worrying about what it might be.
Any advice or knowledge would be greatly appreciated!
A very anxious daughter 😢