Since May 2022 through January 2023 I have had 4 Blood Draws. The first showed Platelets stable at 150. Then they dropped considerably (31 pts) to 119 (11/22). They recovered slightly to 122 (12/22) and now presently have recovered all the way back to 150 (28 pts) (1/23). I am fully aware from this community that platelets can be expected to change up and down over time and it is the Trends that are important. My particular question is this. Is my rate of change in platelets (both up and down) within the expected range that has been described on this site or is such a large swing considered "Unstable" and thereby problematic? Also, both WBC and Abs Lymphs have steadily increased over the same timeframe as documented in my profile. Thanks for your viewpoints.
The platelet counts you reported of 119 and 122 are essentially the same, as are the two of 150. And yes, it is not abnormal to experience fluctuations. It’s one of the reasons CLL specialist look for “trends” rather than reacting too strongly to one set of results.