What Are The Symptoms of Low Platelets?

Low platelets, also known as thrombocytopenia, can lead to various symptoms, including:

  • Easy bruising or petechiae (small red or purple spots on the skin).
  • Excessive bleeding from minor cuts or injuries.
  • Prolonged bleeding after dental work or surgery.
  • Nosebleeds that are difficult to stop.
  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods in women.
  • Blood in urine or stools.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) in some cases.

If you suspect you have low platelet levels or experience these symptoms, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.