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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my itp?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hematologist

Most doctors can recognize and diagnose itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura).
It is usually managed by hematologists because they have specific training and have experience in that area. Experience matters.

In brief: Hematologist

Most doctors can recognize and diagnose itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura).
It is usually managed by hematologists because they have specific training and have experience in that area. Experience matters.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Go to the ER!

If you indeed have idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), you need to run, not walk, to your nearest er right now!

In brief: Go to the ER!

If you indeed have idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), you need to run, not walk, to your nearest er right now!
David Miller
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Dr. Barry Rosen
To clarify Dr. Miller's advice...ITP causes a low platelet count which may lead to bleeding problems. However, in the absence of any symptoms or trauma, this does not require any emergency management.
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