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Can Birth Control Be Used If A Person Has Essential Thrombocytosis
Yes!: With essential thrombocytosis, as well as any other condition that increases the likelihood of a blood clot, there is a concern that estrogen in a contraceptive methods will increase risk of clots even more. In these cases, methods without estrogen, like progesterone-only birth control pills ("the mini pill"), progesterone-releasing or copper iuds, depo-provera, and condoms are all good options. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Educate yourself: If you're actually 32 years old, you're a little young for this diagnosis. Did you get genetic studies? You'll need to learn everything you can about it. Often the best treatment for bona fide essential thrombocythemia is to do nothing. There are medications that are helpful depending on your counts and whether it's giving you any problems. Your life expectancy isn't shortened by it. Keep learning ...Read more
It is a neoplasm: Essential thrombocythemia (et) is part of group of myeloproliferative neoplasm (mpn) - is a clonal disorder. Mpns are predisposed to clonal evolution and disease transformation to myelodysplasia and/or acute leukemia. The propensity to transform into acute myeloid leukemia differs among the subgroups- being the highest for cml- greater than 90% if left untreated and et being the least - about 5%. ...Read more
Yes: Thrombocytosis will not affect your getting a tattoo. ...Read more
Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more
None: No herbal medicines have taken the place of hydrea (hydroxyurea) so far. Perhaps a new agent will show effectiveness in the future, but so far, nothing works as well as hydrea (hydroxyurea). ET at age 38 is not as dangerous as ET at age 60, but should still be checked by a hematologist, and treatment considered especially if platelet counts are high. ...Read more
Yes: Essential thrombocytosis can be inherited (autosomal dominant). When inherited, it is called familial essential thrombocytosis. However, mutations can also occur later in life in a non-inherited pattern. ...Read more
What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. What food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?
What do you suggest if I have essential thrombocytosis. What food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?
None: The food usually dose not effect thrombocytosis. ...Read more
My dad has essential thrombocytosis and was prescribed just a baby aspirin per day... Should he take it in morning or before bed? He's been in morn.
Either is fine: This is a reasonable approach. I'm glad he was diagnosed and is under care. ...Read more
My father was diagnosed with Essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) and high cholesterol. His hs, CRP is 4.5. IS this significant? 49 y/o
Hs CRP: The value puts him in a higher risk category;lowering lipids with ant inflammatory statin will help ...Read more
Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks I may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?
Is it safe for my father to take COQ10 & Plant sterol supplements? He has essential thrombocytosis. He already takes aspirin & pravastatin daily.
Looks OK,,,: It looks like no problem with plant sterols or COQ10 as there don't seem to be any major contraindications with the use of these together. However the use of statins like the pravastatin he's on may inhibit his own COQ10 production and COQ10 use may block the action of warfarin if your father ever takes that so that would be something to keep aware of. Best of luck. ...Read more
My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?
My father takes baby aspirin (81mg) everyday. He was diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. He developed a bleeding vessel in his eye. Is this okay?
Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?
Fish oil + aspirin: Use caution: both Aspirin and fish oils have antiplatelet (anti-clotting) effect and both together may have an additive effect increasing the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Can someone with essential thrombositosis. And high cholesterol (275) take crestor (rosuvastatin)? And what could happen?
Lots of Lipids: I am unaware of a specific contraindication to the use of Crestor (rosuvastatin) or any anti-lipidemic medication for that matter, in patients with essential thrombocytosis. There is also no specific drug-drug interaction with Hydroxyurea (often used to treat this condition) and crestor (rosuvastatin). Achieving better cholesterol control to manage a higher cardiovascular risk while having this disorder may be a good idea. ...Read more
My dad has essential thrombositosis. Jak 2 neg. & coagulation- norm. Put on aspirin & told he will live norm life only taking aspirin. Is this true?
Yes: Probably. Wishing you both the best.Get a more detailed answer ›
My father owns a bar and he only gets 3-5 hours a night but saturday nights he gets 8 hours. Can he live like this? He has essential thrombositosis
Is Aspirin and prednisone a contradiction? My father had Essential Thrombositosis and takes aspirin but was just prescribed prednisone
Not necessarily: The literature describes that caution should be taken when prescribing both but it is not an absolute contraindication. The combination can cause stomach upset and issues, and prednisone may decrease levels of aspirin. However, it all depends what the prednisone was prescribed for since the benefit might be of a lot more value than the risk. Keep an open communication with the prescriber on this ...Read more
My father is 48, has high cholesterol & Essential Thrombositosis. At night, his oxy. Sat. Drops to 89-90% & stays there until he wake up. Need Oxygen?
My dad hit the front of his head on the corner of a cabinet. He's on aspirin for essential thrombositosis. He appears normal. Should he go to ER?
No: I am going to assume there was no loss of consciousness and that he still appears well. ...Read more
My father was diagnosed with essential thrombositosis his platlets are 1.2 million. He had bone marrow biopsie and doc said he needs no treatment. Tru?
Consider aspirin: Even if you are not recommended to take medication to decrease the platelet count, it may be advisable to talk to your doctor about using aspirin. Aspirin inhibits the clotting potential of platelets and can reduce the risk of abnormal blood clots. Certain patients should avoid Aspirin if they have stomach ulcer problems. ...Read more
I am 52, have essential thrombocytosis, blood platelets over a million. I need a hysterectomy because of large fibroids. What are nonsurgical optiions?
UFE: Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is an excellent non-surgical option for treatment of symptomatic fibroids. It is often performed as outpatient and allows women to keep their uterus. This would be much safer than surgery but should be coordinated with an experienced interventional radiologist (ir) and hematologist. There is a transient hypercoagubility with ufe and this needs to be accounted for. ...Read more
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