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High Platelets Before Surgery 9 years 10 months ago #30082

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I was diagnosed with ITP when I was 18, I am now 35. I went through several bouts with my platelets dropping. Prednisone would work for awhile but then my platelets would bottom out. By 2000 I was forced with the decision of having my spleen removed. I agreed and had the surgery. Since having my spleen removed I have not had a single problem and my platelets run a little over 400,000. I am scheduled to have a tubal reversal next week and I went yesterday to have a CBC. I still have my platelets checked every so often because I worry. My platelet count yesterday was 481,000. Normal is 440,000. I am worried my doctor will not do the surgery now that my platelet count is above normal. Does anyone have an knowledge regarding this? I go see my TR doctor on Tuesday but that is a long time off with all this on my mind.

Heather

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High Platelets Before Surgery 9 years 10 months ago #30083

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I found this, not sure how reliable but it seems reasonable:
www.justanswer.com/health/1pkjv-high-platelet-count-operation-coming.html
Erica
And she was!
Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K
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High Platelets Before Surgery 9 years 10 months ago #30092

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Usually, doctors do not tend to worry about high counts until they get to the 700,000 to million mark. I wouldn't think it should be an issue. If you are going to be unable to move around after surgery they may give you a blood thinner, but that is common with a lot of people after surgery.
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High Platelets Before Surgery 9 years 10 months ago #30094

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That makes me feel a little better. I did a lot of research on Google today which sometimes isn't good lol But I'm hoping it is not going to be a problem. Thanks so much for taking the time to reply!

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High Platelets Before Surgery 9 years 10 months ago #30095

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No, your count isn't seriously high. It would be just like at the other end of the scale, if normal was 150,000 and your counts were 110,000. Not a big deal.
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