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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
Recently diagnosed with ITP (not stable) treated with eltrombopag (MMF didn't work) & have hypothyroidism. What tests can I do to find/rule out cause?
Cause for which one?: The ITP or the hypothyroidism? First I wish you get better and both conditions become controlled. The ITP as its name implies, has no specific reason that we know of, several theories, and is considered an auto-immune disease. Likewise is the hypothyroid disorder can be primary or secondary, but again often times no cause can be elicited. Keep the F/U with your hematologist and endocrinologist ...Read more
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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You don't: One does not catch itp. One develops it or acquires it. In children commonly a result of a viral infection. In adults, now referred to as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Thought to be to increased destruction as well as underproduction of platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In the old days....: The "i" in itp stood for idiopathic, which means we didn't know what was causing the problem. We now know this to be an autoimmune process where antibodies recognize proteins on the surface of platelets and target them for destruction by the reticuloendothelial system. Most cases follow an infection (usually viral), but they can also be the presenting feature of autoimmune disorders or malignancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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