What medications are you currently on? I saw an old post of yours listing apriso and canasa, not sure if you're on prednisone or any other medications as a result of your flare.
Here's my test results, for comparison:
ABS Lymphs....1.43.......1.09 - 3.30 K/cmm
So you're just slightly out of range (397 and 4.6). I most certainly would not panic over that fact.
"Elevated platelet count is a well recognized marker of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) activity. "
You're platelet count is a little high, clinically a Thrombocytosis.
"In clinical practice, thrombocytosis is associated both with disease activity and iron deficiency anemia. Controlling inflammation and iron replacement in anemic patients usually leads to a normalization of PLT count."
Did your blood tests list your blood-iron-levels (i.e., hemoglobin)? Were they below the test's reference range (meaning an anemia)? If so, that would be the cause. We can become anemic during flares.
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaThere are two certainties in life: paying taxes and prednisone side effects...
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