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Romeo,
I have a condition called ITP - where my body sometimes attacks my platlets. I had my spleen removed in 1995 to correct it, and it did, but now my platelet count is, as a result of the surgery, higher than normal.

I also developed a condition called AIHA - autoimmune hemolytic anemia, where now, my body attacks my red cells. Anyway, when my AIHA is acting up, my platelets go way, way up and my hemoglobin and iron levels go very low. I'm wondering if your immune system is running amok. My hematologist told me that sometimes high platelets indicate an out of control immune response, and that is absolutely true in my case. When my anemia is bad, my platelets get higher - and when my anemia is bad, I get headaches, terrible ones and terrible fatigue.

It's definitely something to look into.

Jill
[QUOTE=japlopper;3046657]Romeo,
I have a condition called ITP - where my body sometimes attacks my platlets. I had my spleen removed in 1995 to correct it, and it did, but now my platelet count is, as a result of the surgery, higher than normal.

I also developed a condition called AIHA - autoimmune hemolytic anemia, where now, my body attacks my red cells. Anyway, when my AIHA is acting up, my platelets go way, way up and my hemoglobin and iron levels go very low. I'm wondering if your immune system is running amok. My hematologist told me that sometimes high platelets indicate an out of control immune response, and that is absolutely true in my case. When my anemia is bad, my platelets get higher - and when my anemia is bad, I get headaches, terrible ones and terrible fatigue.

It's definitely something to look into.

Jill[/QUOTE]

hi,

i had my spleen removed too (1985), tell me please, how is your platelet count in present, as a result of the surgery (number of platelet)?
thank you





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