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what could happen with getting pregnant?

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12 years 7 months ago #19102 by mmccormick09
what could happen with getting pregnant? was created by mmccormick09
hi my name is megan i was diagnosed with itp when i was 5 yrs old my platlet count was only around 2,000 im now 20 and havent had any problems with itp since i was diagnosed i someday want children and my doctor said it could come back when i get pregnat i was just wondering if this had happened to anyone to go so long without itp then it coming back while pregnant...does itp ever really go away or does it stay in your body forever

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12 years 7 months ago #19122 by Sandi
Megan:

No one can predict what will happen, but there is a very good chance that you will do just fine. It seems like you had acute ITP as a child and the chances of that returning are very slim at this point. My sister had ITP at 16 and treated on and off for a year, then went into remission. She had a child a few years later and did not have any platelet problems whatsoever. She still hasn't, and is 45 years old now.

If by chance ITP does recur, there are ways to manage it during and after the pregnancy. Many women with ITP do very well.

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12 years 7 months ago #19129 by mmccormick09
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okay thank you soo much for replying i was getting really scared to have children because of not knowing what will or could happen to me or the baby... i really appreciate your reply it makes me feel alot better

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12 years 7 months ago #19134 by Sandi
Oh my goodness! Don't be afraid of having children because you had ITP when you were 5! The important thing to know is that people can and do have normal lives having had ITP, acute or chronic. Sometimes it just takes some adjustments. If having children is important to you, don't give it up.

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12 years 7 months ago #19144 by mmccormick09
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thank you sooo much for your help i really appreciate it

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