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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65953

  • sillyman
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Are there any portable machine to check platelets level at home?

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65955

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Not that I know of. I wish we could treat ITP in a way similar to diabetes. Prick finger for platelet count, inject Nplate or take pill or... Though now I am accustomed to going to the lab and infusion center and having my doctor oversee it all, so I don't dislike it the way I used to.
Still, I think a home platelet test would be a good invention.

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65956

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No machines like you are thinking of.

Finger slices (I do not call them finger pricks as they aren't pricks, they are a barbaric slice) are not good for a platelet count, squeezing the blood out can give a false count.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65957

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Sounds like you have experience. :( Good thoughts. For some reason I thought it was a prick, similar to a blood draw with a needle. There are lancet free monitors and some people have done bio-hacking, but...
Anyway, good info. Thanks

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65959

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My son was given a finger "prick" when he was about 12 - had I known I would not have let them do it but I didn't know it was a slice until they gave it to him and then later I had one myself and it hurt BAD!! When my hematologist's office sent out a note they were going to finger "pricks" I never ever let them do it to me!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 2 weeks ago #65966

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Wow. I have more empathy for diabetics now.

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How do you monitor your counts? 2 months 5 days ago #66072

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Most just go by symptoms. If you feel like you need to know numbers, ask for a CBC.

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