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4 years Post Splenectomy

Nidazainab
Nidazainab

In August we will be 4 years post splenectomy. In summer 2017 my then 10 year old brother had had his spleen removed. he went from. one of the most severe cases of ITP in the United Kingdom to a very healthy young boy. he is on medication but no bruising or bleeding have happened since.

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That’s an uplifting and positive post! Gives hope to us all. Thank you

feel free to message me anytime! any questions or just even chat. you are not alone!

SO YOUR SON IS LUCKY THAT REMOVAL WORKED AS MOST TIMES IT DOSENT . I AM CONSIDERING SPLEEN REMOVAL ALSO BUT WANT TO MAKE SURE THE SPLEEN IS WHAT IS KILLING MY PLATELETS .. I AM IN THE U S A IN FLORIDA .. WHERE ARE YOU ?? jimmy

Johne1
Johne1 in reply to rizzo1018

Best wishes, Jimmy.

Nidazainab
Nidazainab in reply to rizzo1018

We are from the UK, Manchester to be exact. After every possible treatment including new trial medicines which had all failed we were then told to have the splenectomy. it wasn't really an option as he was at a very very unstable stage, internal bleeding in the Brain was a very high possibility so therefore we opted for the splenectomy and through gods ,mercy it was a success.

That is great news, so pleased to hear that your brother is doing well. Wonderful.

Nidazainab
Nidazainab in reply to Anthonyh7

thank you so much for your comment. I pray you are well.

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