Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; ITP
- Abnormally heavy menstruation
Bleeding into the skincauses a characteristic skin rash that looks like pinpoint red spots (petechial rash)
- Easy bruising
- Nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth
Signs and tests
Laboratory tests will be done to see how well your blood clots and to check your platelet count.
- A complete blood count (
CBC) shows a low number of platelets.
- Blood clotting tests (
PTTand PT) are normal.
- Bleeding time is prolonged.
Platelet associated antibodiesmay be detected.