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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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My daughter has a history of chronic itp she was given a 10 mg dose of dexamethasone for 4 days, on day 3 still bleeding. How long do they take to kick in?

My daughter has a history of chronic itp she was given a 10 mg dose of dexamethasone for 4 days, on day 3 still bleeding. How long do they take to kick in?

Call the doctor: First thing to do is call the doctor. Maybe the dose is not large enough to suppress the autoimmune process just yet or it might be a cumulative effect that will take time. The Dexamethasone is in her system within 6 hours and has a long half life up to 54 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Itp (Definition)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) = bleeding disorder in ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I have a blood issue ITP but have been noticing that my freckles on my arms have been falling off then bleeding and leaving red marks.

I have a blood issue ITP but have been noticing that my freckles on my arms have been falling off then bleeding and leaving red marks.

Something different: One would not expect skin peeling from ITP and thus this is likely from another cause. If the problem persists, best to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Magdy Shaaban Dr. Shaaban
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
37 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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Have ITP. When ok, platelets r 90-120 but if done week after my cycle, they go to almost 200 even if sick/bleeding(severe nosebleeds etc). Why is that?

Have ITP. When ok, platelets r 90-120 but if done week after my cycle, they go to almost 200 even if sick/bleeding(severe nosebleeds etc). Why is that?

Heavy period in ITP: heavy periods or epistaxis not always related to ITP. Spontaneous bleeding in ITP is rare even if platelet count goes down as low as 10.000. Although the platelets are low ,but they are young and function better for hemostases ...Read more

Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
32 years in practice
Nanjing Medical College
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Can flu cause a false high platelet count? I have ITP, last CBC shows 118 for platelets, even thought i'm bleeding from everywhere. Probably < 15 ATM.

Can flu cause a false high platelet count? I have ITP, last CBC shows 118 for platelets, even thought i'm bleeding from everywhere. Probably < 15 ATM.

Yes: Flu can cause either an increase in platelet count (thrombocytosis) or decrease in platelet count (thrombocytopenia). It causes much more thrombocytopenia than thrombocytosis. Its effect on platelet count is also age-dependent. Younger people tends to get an increased platelet count by flu infection, while elderly person tends to get decreaded platelet count by flu. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Maybe: One must question why blood tests are being done so often in a well 20 year old? Medications and certain conditions can lead to low platelets. Itp is 1 cause. An evaluation by a hematologist might be needed to determine the cause of a low platelet count. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f

ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f

Talk to hematologist: Looks like your platelet count is dropping progressively and thus the chance to get a severe hemorrhage is high at this rate. I presume that you have been worked up thoroughly to rule out potential causes. Since you are not without problem, you need to work closely with your hematologist re. monitoring and treatment before something serious happens. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Moore Dr. Moore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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I am 44 yr old mom of 4 .I have hypothyroidism, itp, reoccuring fibroids, &menopause. Recently had sex 4 weeks after cyrotherapy and i bled during sex. Not bleeding now but cramping do I call the dr?

I am 44 yr old mom of  4 .I have hypothyroidism, itp, reoccuring fibroids, &menopause. Recently had sex 4 weeks after cyrotherapy and i bled during sex.  Not  bleeding now but cramping do I call the dr?

Yes, call the doctor: It is recommended to see your doctor anytime you have abnormal bleeding after menopause. Even though you may have a reason for the bleeding, you will want to make sure that all potential causes can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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I have ITP (105k), and need to extract a decayed wisdom tooth. When molar was extracted, took 2 hours and stitches to reduce bleed. Is this risky?

I have ITP (105k), and need to extract a decayed wisdom tooth. When molar was extracted, took 2 hours and stitches to reduce bleed. Is this risky?

Number is good: But not the sole factor, other routine precautions such as stopping drugs like blood thinners, aspirin, NSAIDs, etc.., are important together with being fit for surgery anyhow. Ideally your dentist/dental surgeon should confer with your doctor before the procedure, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Christian Schultheis Dr. Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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How could one catch itp?

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 more

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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How do you treat itp in adults?

How do you treat itp in adults?

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 more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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Any special diet recommended for itp?

Itp: No specific diet but avoid use of excessive soda as it can affect your blood counts. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
Pediatrics
6 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Can itp be fatal?

Can be, but rare: Most people w/ treated itp can expect to live a normal life span. Platelets help the blood clot, so a person w/ extremely low platelets (due to immune system attack in itp) can have fatal bleeding esp in the brain. However, this happens <1% of the time. Your doctor will monitor your platelets, and there are many treatments for itp such as Prednisone that can help maintain a good platelet count. ...Read more

Dr. James Gulley Dr. Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
22 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What is the mortality rate of itp?

Good: Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link. http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/97/9/2549.long. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Can itp be linked to ra?

Can itp be linked to ra?

Possible: Itp could be connecteda utoimmune or inflammatory condition such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Are ttp and itp the same?

No: Both itp and ttp are diseases in which blood platelet counts fall however, itp typically leads to an increased risk for bleeding but ttp results in blood clot formation in small blood vessels. These clots can damage the kidneys or cause stroke. Both diseases can be treated with plasmaphoresis, a procedure in which anti-platelet antibodies can be removed from the blood (a temporary measure). ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Schultheis Dr. Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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What is thrombocythemia, itp?

Low platelets: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Itp or immuned mediated thrombocytopenia is one cause of low platelets thought to be caused by increased peripheral destruction and under production. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Is chronic adult itp a form of cancer?

No: No. You can gain some more information on this condition: http://www.Netdoctor.Co.Uk/diseases/facts/itp.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Why don't ttp/itp increase pt/aptt time?

Platelet problems: Pro time and partial thromboplastin time measure the ability of the liquid portion of the blood to go solid when it should. In thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the platelets -- formed elements that plug holes -- don't work as they should. Different components of the hemostasis system. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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