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Why Would A Splenectomy Increase The Number Of Platelets In My Blood
Spleen function: The spleen filters blood and pulls dead cells from circulation. In itp and other hypersplenic illnesses, too many platelets are pulled out of circulation. Removing the spleen allows more to stay circulating. You will need vaccines against certain organisms that the spleen protects you from. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How might removal of the spleen (splenectomy) result in an increase in the number of circulating platelets?
I had an emergency splenectomy 5 years ago. I am wondering what are the chances that I have blood clots from them or anything serious from it
The spleen has func-: -ti on in the immune system, so clotting is not of concern from splenectomy. ...Read more
I had an emergency splenectomy 5 years ago in a week. What are the chances I have or still could get a blood clot from it? How would I dissolve them?
Different ways: The spleen is an organ that helps with some types of infection from encapsulated organisms, platelets, and it also removes old worn out red blood cells. You would not likely know of any side effect on your red blood cells, and your blood tests for your red blood cells are likely to be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ITP and did splenectomy when I was 7. Since then, my platelets are still unstable. What can I do to help maintain a good count of platelets?
Not enough info: What is the range of your platelet counts? Most times the range is fairly narrow and no treatment is needed. If you are considered, consult with a hematologist. ...Read more
Splenic function: The spleen is a place where older red cells die after they age. The spleen is part of the reticuloendothelial system which includes the liver. The liver takes over. Interesting enough the spleen stores up to 1/3 of our circulating blood cells, so expect the blood counts to go up after a splenectomy ...Read more
Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,
Closely watch...: Low platelets can be due to destruction or a problem with production. Treatments for low platelets depends entirely on the cause. Sometimes merely watching and waiting will resolve the problem. There is usually nothing you can do (for example, diet, supplements, etc.) that will cause the low platelets to rise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help docs! My blood platelets were low (125k) and I increased it (131k) but now my mpv is high, what can I do?
In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood
Probably none: Occasionally low plts will be part of a nutritional deficiency, usually iron deficiency, but it should be obvious with other findings like anemia and small red cells. Isolated low platelets with nothing else abnormal is not a deficiency that foods can correct. There are many causes of low platelets, infections, medications, immune diseases to name a few. Work with your doctor to address cause. ...Read more
None of them: The idea that food choices are the key to health or a specific treatment for any really serious disease (very few exceptions) is simply misinformation. If you're thrombocytopenic, the cause needs to be found and you need to learn as much about your illness as possible. This is serious business. If you've not been checked for lupus, this might be a good time. ...Read more
Very difficult: If not impossible. The major source of low platelets in patients with cirrhosis is enlargement of the spleen which then eats platelets. The solution to this is reducing splenic consumption and that is inordinately difficult if not impossible. There are other mechanisms by which your platelet counts may have been reduced but these are minor in comparison. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up.
If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read more
Depends...: Depends on the cause of the decrease. Best to speak with your physician and possibly get a referral to a hematologist to diagnose the problem and define the appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. ...Read more
I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which I need to avoid?
Not likely: May not be dengue related, if there is no bleeind or bruising a platlet count is above 100, then may just need to wait it out, should go to a blood specialist to make sure there is nothing else wnong. ...Read more