What does MPV stand for in blood work?
MPV stands for mean platelet volume. Platelets are small blood cells that are essential for blood clotting, the process that helps you stop bleeding after an injury. An MPV blood test measures the average size of your platelets. The test can help diagnose bleeding disorders and diseases of the bone marrow.
What infections cause high platelet count?
Infection. Inflammatory disorders such as Kawasaki disease (rare childhood disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels) Myelodysplasia (group of conditions in which the blood cells are abnormal in development or function) Myelofibrosis (disorder that results in scar tissue in the bone marrow)
Can high platelets cause heart attack?
Too many platelets can lead to certain conditions, including stroke, heart attack, or a clot in the blood vessels.
Can high platelets cause fatigue?
Platelets are the part of your blood that sticks together to form clots. This condition may cause you to feel fatigued and lightheaded and to experience headaches and vision changes. It also increases your risk of blood clots.