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A 45-year-old female asked:

i have itp and just had my spleen removed. does this now mean i don't have itp now more.

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
ITP: Some people still have refractory low platelet counts and up to 30% still require meds after splenectomy.
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 37 years experience
Platelets count: Your spleen is a filter, and itp is a syndrome thought to be post viral and activates the spleen to filter platelets. You should get or have gotten pneunovax vaccine to protect yourself against certain infections. Go to doctor immediately or go to the er if you have a bad respiratory cold or flu with fever as you have an increased risk of post splenectomy sepsis. You should be cured from the itp.

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