I don't think you can diagnose this as ITP at this point. You only have 2 counts that are actually below what is considered normal (less than 140). I was not diagnosed until a year and a half after my first low count of 102 in August of 2017. The doctors didn't even mention that I was low at that 102 count. Not until I was at 41 in February 2019 did doctor refer me to a hemo. There are many more people on here that have much more experience than me with this, but I would say don't get too worried as these numbers are not that low. Take a look at these forums to educated yourself. Also take a look at your diet and meds to see if that could be the culprit.
Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Ex renal specialist nurse. I retired in Nov 2019 after 46 years on the front line. I firmly believe in empowering patients to be involved as much as possible in their care; always question medics about the evidence base they use.
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In the UK you would not be classed as having ITP unless count below 100
Personally, I would feel extremely comfortable with those levels! I’m assuming you haven’t had any bad symptoms, right? Like no unexplained/easy bruising, bleeding, little red/purple dots on the skin called petechiae, or blood blisters in mouth? The only thing I would do in your case is continue monitoring the platelet levels. You can speak to your doctor about getting them done more often than once a year if that would help your peace of mind...maybe twice a year? I hope this helps, I’m only speaking to the experience I’ve had with ITP, which is having crashes with a multitude of symptoms and being unable to hold a safe amount of platelets (over 50K) without medicines!
Diagnosed in 2000, at 59, after being on moderately high doses of NSAIDs for arthritis. Splenectomy and rituxan both failed (2004). Did well on prednisone till summer 2018--then terrible reactions. Promacta since 11-19.
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I agree with Ecoclayton. Most of us would be delighted with your numbers. I was diagnosed when my platelets fell--abruptly--from above 144K to 15K.
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