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Will

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The latest blood test was all fine and dandy except for the platelet count which has dropped out the bottom. All I can posit is that platelet concentration is lowered to increase viscosity so as to compensate for an increase of haematocrit (caused by hypoxic training).
Any ideas / similar results?
 

DeepThought

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I was thinking exactly the same.
Did you have an increase in hematocrit?
Are you still in normal range (what is usally consdiered healthy) for hematocrit and platelets?
 

Will

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Haematocrit is high but still within parameters. (I would be interested in seeing how high it gets after a good splenic contraction).
Platelets are below the normal range, which is what I am finding odd. I do not have haemophilia.
 

DeepThought

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What did your doctor say?
Do you have any cases of low platelets in the family (not till hemophilia)?

Sorry but I can't think of anything usefull.

I think that by physiology books, splenic reaction can give you up to 5%-6% gain in hematocrit.
 
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