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Itp With Ovarian Bleeding
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?
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.
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?
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
Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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