ITP symptoms

By Michelle Ponte

It’s important for your doctor to be aware of the following ITP symptoms.

  • Pinpoint-sized reddish-purplish spots on your skin that look like a rash, but aren’t raised (called petechiae).
  • Dark red or purple bruises caused by bleeding underneath the skin with no known cause (called purpura).
  • Bruising or spots in your mouth.
  • A lump of clotted—or partially clotted—blood under your skin (called a hematoma).
  • Frequent, persistent or heavy nosebleeds.
  • Blood in the urine or stool.
  • Bleeding inside the mouth from the cheeks (blood blisters) or gums with no known cause.
  • Heavy menses in women.
  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts.

Be sure to tell your doctor how often you experience the above bleeding symptoms and mention any other bleeding that’s hard to stop.

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