Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Treatment for reactive thrombocytosis is directed at the underlying cause. If a recent surgery or an injury that caused significant blood loss is the cause, your elevated platelet count may not last long. If the cause is a chronic infection or an inflammatory disease, your platelet count may remain high until the condition is brought under control. In most cases, your platelet count will return to normal after the underlying cause is resolved.

If you have reactive thrombocytosis, it is unlikely that you will need drugs or a medical procedure to lower your platelet count. It is also unlikely that you will experience blood clotting or bleeding.

Removal of your spleen (splenectomy) may cause lifelong thrombocytosis, but you are unlikely to need treatment.

July 10, 2015