I am a young adult female who is currently seeing a hematologist for a raised platelet count, but I am not getting any answers. My platelets have been rising for years now, and were around 450 in 2018, and now are consistently staying around 515.
So far the only test that indicates something is wrong is the raised platelets. I’ve tested negative for all the gene mutations and recently had a bone marrow biopsy, and while I’m still waiting for the full results, I was contacted and told nothing so far indicates the presence of an MPN.
I really do not know what to do right now. I am suffering from severe fatigue that began a few months ago and is interrupting my daily life. I would suspect Essential Thrombocythemia but my hematologist says she doesn’t believe I have ET despite the increased platelets being chronic and there being no indication of reactive thrombocytosis. I read that ET is a diagnosis of exclusion but I fear my doctor will continue to disregard me because everything else is normal. Does anyone have any advice? My family and I are very stressed at the moment.