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Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia.
However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present.

In brief: Yes

It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia.
However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Decreased platelets

Thrombocytopenia means there are decreased platelets which will increase the risk of bleeding.
This is different from blood clotting disorders where there is an imbalance or loss of the proteins that help blood to clot. There are many reasons for decreased platelets but it is important to determine the cause and treat it.

In brief: Decreased platelets

Thrombocytopenia means there are decreased platelets which will increase the risk of bleeding.
This is different from blood clotting disorders where there is an imbalance or loss of the proteins that help blood to clot. There are many reasons for decreased platelets but it is important to determine the cause and treat it.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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