A 40-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Bleeding: Normal platelet counts are 150-250 k. Usually there are no symptoms if the count is above 40 k. Below that there may be pin point or larger bleeding sites in the mucus membrane or skin. In newborns there may be bleeding in the brain. Other abnormal bleeding may be nose bleed, excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding in the intestine etc.
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is thrombocytopenia?
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General Practice 31 years experience
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