I am 28 years old male. I was diagnosed with ITP 4 months ago.
I started Prednisone (corticosteroid) and after no response, I started Imuran (immunosuppressants). My platelet count is still less than 10,000.
I have no active bleeding also not have any other issue, but have some petechiae on legs and feet ( 20-30 tiny red spots) when I do not take Prednisone for 2-3 days.
Now doctors suggested me splenectomy.
They also told me there is only 50% changes that platelets will rise after splenectomy.
I am concerned what if it does not work like medicines did not work, I will be without spleen and ITP.