Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

In many instances, thrombocytopenia may have no symptoms, especially if mild, and it can be detected only incidentally on routine blood work done for other reasons. However, the symptoms and signs of thrombocytopenia may include:

  • Superficial bleeding into the skin resulting in small reddish spots (petechiae)
  • Fatigue
  • Easy or excessive bruising (purpura)
  • Prolonged bleeding cuts
  • Spontaneous bleeding from the gums or nose
  • Jaundice
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding that's unusual for the individual
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
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Comment from: 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 21

I have low blood platelets due to leukemia of my bone marrow. The doctor is treating me with B-12 shots and they are not helping. The doctor said my hemoglobins are okay and no treatment is necessary at this time. I am feeling very tired and do not have much energy.

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Comment from: Jim, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

I am suffering with same kind of low platelet count and general weakness with similar symptoms of fever, etc. But no solution has been found here.

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