A 32-year-old member asked:
How long does thrombocytopenia last?
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Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Depends: Thrombocytopenia means low platelet count. It is an abnormal lab- like a symptom, not a disease. There are many reasons for it and "how long it lasts" depends on the cause. It can be from toxic exposure (examples= radiation, alcohol, or drugs), an immune problem ("ITP"), from infections or from bone marrow dysfunction. It can be from Leukemia or from treatment of Leukemia. NEED MORE INFORMATION.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Thrombocytopenia, how long does it last?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It depends on cause: You need to know the cause. One common cause is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or itp. This is a chronic condition which can last from a few months to several years. Other causes can be short lived and platelets recover. You should be sure to find out the cause. Or seek a second opinion to learn more about your problem from another specialist.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2014
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