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What Sort Of Tests Will I Need To Test Me For Itp
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
ITP is not infection: I'm not sure what you are referring to. Itp means idiopathic thrombocytoenic purpura and is a problem with an unexplained drop is someone's platelet count. It is felt to be autoimmune. There is a theory that it can be precipitated by a viral infection- especially in kids. I'm not sure if herpes virus has specifically been linked to itp in children, but i imagine that it could be. ...Read more
Controversial: Association of infection agents including H.Pylori with ITP were suggested, but no direct prove. Results from H.Pylori and ITP were conflicting. Routine screening for H.Pylori in ITP patient is probably not recommended, because treating H.pylori in these pts does not improve platelet count. But, for severe refractory ITP, testing for H.Pylori can be considered. Response may be seen in these pts. ...Read more
Have ITP. Several hrs post nasal tube manometry test. Still having nosebleeds. Comes and goes. Normal? Should I be concerned?
Itp for 9 yrs .Run 10km 5 days a week 40 minutes of each run is anaerobic. Now ill dedfined faint band IgM kappa found on last blood test is that ok ?
Yes: If you mean elevation of serum protein with a small "monoclonal" elevation of kappa igm, this likely is monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (mgus). Most cases never become clinically significant, but follow-up is needed to make sure it doesn't develop into multiple myeloma. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Prozac if I have ITP? Had my levels checked a month and a half ago, I've never needed treatment for it. Dr wants me to start Prozac.
?: Prozac and other SSRIs have been associated with vasculitis and impaired platelet function. I see you are taking amitriptyline which can also affect platelet function. As far as I know Wellbutrin is the only antidepressant that has not been reported to affect platelets and other blood cells ...Read more
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
Forearm and upper arm pain. Not severe - dull, achy. Left side x2 days. Cbc 4 weeks ago normal. Itp? Leukemia? Haven't needed any tylenol or ibproufen
Further studies: Achey pain should subside given your age group but if persists you should see your sic for further evaluation. ...Read more
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