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How To Treat Itp Quickly
Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. Heavy periods, nose bleeding, easy brusing, and a rash (purpura) may suggest this problem. Diagnosis requires a blood count and blood clottting studies. Treatment begins with steroids (prednisone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause wbc 4.3 anc 0.710 MCHC 36.9 he was just treated in feb. For itp did a ivig ? he is now 4month y the monitoring with frequent labs
Heme onc doc: If platelets were low with diagnosis of ITP and now wbc are low with absolute neutrophil count of only 710, there is going to be a concern of cancer. If not already seen by hematologist, I would recommend evaluation by one ASAP. Is his hemoglobin also low showing any sign of anemia? Any fevers or poor weight gain. If you would like to discuss this further, please request consult. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to resume intercourse after being treated for itp? I went into the hospital with a platelet count of 3, 000 and left 41, 000.
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ITP: Thrombocytopenia or low platelet level can be caused by so many things such as drugs, platelet consumption by clots, infections, vitamin deficiency, cancer related etc. Your doctor has to rule out all those possibilities and ultimately to do a bone marrow biopsy to eval bone marrow. See your md and discuss further re-diagnosis approach/treatment and other things you need to know re - itp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptom: Most of the time itp patients are asymptomatic and the only abnormality they have is the low platelet level on their blood counts. They can have bruising, tiny red dots on the skin, roof of the mouth etc- ( ptechiae) or other type of bleeding such as bleeding in the gum , only if platelet level goes down really low-below 30k or so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruising, bleeding: People with itp may be at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding, depending on the platelet count and other factors, such as medications. If needed, itp can be treated with steroids or other medications. In some instances, removing the spleen (splenectomy) may be recommended. If you are to require surgery, the surgeon should be made aware of this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: What treatments have you had? The medical treatments have typically included steroids, other immunosuppressive medications, rituximab. These medications do not always work, and sometimes they only work temporarily. The main surgical treatment is splenectomy. This does not always work either. The goal is to keep you platelets high enough so that you are not having frequent bleeding. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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