I am (or at least I thought) I was a healthy 29 yr old female. I went to a gyn appt where they took blood and my platelets came back at 46,000. They repeated the test and it was 52. I went to my GP who tested again. And they were at 43. Now I’m being referred to a hemo and I am scared to death. All of my other blood work has been perfect... just really low platelets. Any advice or comfort? I am scared, I have a husband and a 3 year old child. This whole thing has made my anxiety go through the roof.
Dont worry , low platelets might be ITP or even might be a temporary thing due to any medicines you had taken, that is what my doctor said - even environmental toxins might cause a drop in platelets temporarily . Even if you get diagnosed with ITP there are treatment options , everyone here is soo helpful they can provide you with more info . My platelets are in the 40000 range and I am just somehoe managing without treatment for now.
I am currently at 45,000 without any medications or any symptoms. I have been being followed for close to two years. I was recently diagnosed with ITP after changing hematologists at MGH. I am hoping that I can continue without any treatment and stay active. It is scary at first, especially when there is no diagnosis. I went twenty months w/o diagnosis and had many blood tests as well as a bone biopsy with no answer. Now that I know that I have ITP, I feel better knowing what I have.
I went to my first hematology appt on Tuesday and they did a million blood tests. I can only see a hand full of my results in the patient portal. Do you know exactly what blood tests were done? I’ve had three CBCs before my hematology workup.
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