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osteoid osteoma - low platelet count - ITP

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 25, 2011
  • 02:07 AM

Hello All,

41 male - Osteoid osteoma - Diagnosed in 1997.

So I've had the wonderful O.O. in the bone marrow channel of my left femur closer to the distal end (near the knee). I've elected to manage the pain with anti-imflamatory and aspirin. So far so good, other than cold Northeastern winters and the occasional sitting for long periods of time in the wrong position. I'm going back in a few months to Sloan kettering to talk about possible treatment, either RFA or surgery.

Anyway, my question is this: Has anyone with an O.O. also found they have a lower than normal Platelet count? Normal is 150,000 parts/per and above. I'm currently at 88,000. Doctors seem to get concerned when you go lower than 40,000. The condition is called ITP and I'm just trying to figure out if there is a link between an O.O and ITP.

Thanks all. And for all those who could not have the surgery I can only offer hope that the pain does become much more manageable as time goes by.

Thanks All.

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