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can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura cause fertility issues?

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Dr. James Doyle
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No: You did not specify male or female. I will assume female. Fertility is not compromised, but delivery of a baby can be complicated.
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Yes: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpera is an autoimmune mediate destruction of platelets due to anti-platelet antibodies. This may predispose you to disruption of successful pregnancy as result of interruption of the vascular supply to the placenta, which prevents successful pregnancy.

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