Smlm seharian aku dok kat hospital selayang..naik lebam dah nunggu giliran sib abg teman....jumpa doc O&G ngan doc MEDICAL...BSP aku cantik, so x yah insulin...just on diet control..dia pon x suh admit awal kecuali gula tetiba naik...kene kawal makan la ni...payah2....
bila jumpa doc MEDICAL, dia dignose aku ada ITP..keturunan katanya..sel darah merah lambat cair n x support oksigen...bahayanya kalo oksigen lambat sampai ke otak n jantung tu buat kita collapse sb semua organ x function.component drh x normal so oksigen xdpt signal nk buat keje..
doc x kata bahaya sbb aku masih border line....xyah bergantung pada ubat pon..cuma aku kene amik darah n followup tiap2 bulan ler....
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
What is ITP?
In people who have ITP, all of the blood cells are normal except for the platelets. Platelets are the tiny cells that seal minor cuts and wounds and form blood clots. A person who has too few platelets bruises very easily and can bleed for a long time after being injured. When the platelet count is very low, a person who has ITP might have nosebleeds that are hard to stop, might have bleeding in the intestines, or even bleeding in the brain with minor trauma.
What are the symptoms of ITP?
- Easy or excessive bruising
- Petechiae (tiny reddish purple dots on the skin that are caused by bleeding under the surface of the skin) on the body (especially on the lower legs)
- Cuts or minor wounds that take a very long time to clot or stop bleeding
- Blood in the urine or stools
- Unusually heavy menstrual flow in women
- Unexplained bleeding from the nose or gums
What causes ITP?
How is ITP diagnosed?
Who gets ITP?
How does ITP affect children?
How is ITP treated in children?
How does ITP affect adults?
Many adults have only mild thrombocytopenia. In fact, quite a few people have no bleeding symptoms. They are only diagnosed with ITP when their blood is checked for another reason and a low blood platelet count is found. Mild cases of ITP may not require treatment, just regular monitoring of the platelet levels.
How is ITP treated in adults?
If prednisone doesn't help enough, the spleen can be removed. The spleen makes most of the antibodies that destroy the blood platelets. It also destroys old or damaged blood cells. In an otherwise healthy person, removal of the spleen is not a serious operation. Laparoscopic removal of the spleen is now possible, further reducing surgical risk.
What about ITP in pregnant women?
A baby born to a mother who has ITP may have a low blood platelet count a few days to a few weeks after birth. These babies are usually kept in the hospital for several days for observation (watching to make sure they are okay) before they go can home. If the baby's platelet count is very low, treatment is available to speed recovery.