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Every time you have a cut or bruise in your body, Platelets are known to clot together and prevent or make an attempt to stop the bleeding. When there are not enough platelets in the body, this bleeding cannot be stopped due to lack of clotting. Common symptoms here include simple cuts that continue to bleed in spite of applying pressure, heavy menstrual bleeding, gum bleeding, blood in urine or stool, etc.
HOW IS LOW PLATELETS DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask about medical history and symptoms. The following tests may be done:
• Complete blood count (CBC)
• Blood clotting tests (PTT and PT)
Other tests that may help diagnose this condition include bone marrow aspiration or biopsy.
HOW IS LOW PLATELETS TREATED?
For a mild disorder in platelets, usually there is no treatment but for a severely low platelet count patients could require a blood or platelet transfusion.
DID YOU KNOW?
To prevent further complications, your doctor may recommend you to avoid contact sports or other activities where you are prone to get hurt.