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What should I expect from an appointment re: high platelet count?

YANMD. One of those workplace blood screen things came back with a high platelet count, which apparently has many terrifying possible causes. I am going to my GP to ask about it on Monday, but given my many negative experiences with doctors ever believing anything, I'd like to know what I should expect from her. If you've had this, it would be super helpful to know what response you got. [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles on Apr 2, 2016 - 6 answers

It must go up or down

I have this kind of choking thing that sometimes happens when I eat. It's not a Heimlich maneuver type thing. I can breathe. [more inside]
posted by notned on May 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Are D-Y-I blood transfusions possible?

What's the bare minimum in equipment necessary for a blood transfusion? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

What herbs or vitamins or food makes more blood flow to the brain?

What herbs or vitamins or food will make more blood flow into my brain? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 18, 2009 - 20 answers

How messy are vampires?

What happens when someone gets stabbed in one of the main neck arteries with objects of varying dimensions? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Jan 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Why were they so leechy-keen?

While reading this excellent thread, an interesting question popped into my mind - why was bloodletting so popular for so long when it so obviously doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 23, 2005 - 27 answers

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