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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 a emergency splenectomy 5 years ago. I am wondering what are the chances that I have blood clots from them or anything serious from it
I had a 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
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