Platelets are a type of blood cell that help to stop bleeding by forming clots. Thrombocytopenia or low platelet count is a disorder that prevents clotting and in some cases can cause internal bleeding. Individuals with low platelet count would have frequent nosebleeds, blood in the stool and urine and red or purple bruises on the body. Women with low platelets would have heavy menstrual bleeding.
HOW IS LOW PLATELETS DIAGNOSED?
If the Hematologist/Homeopath/General Physician suspects low platelet count, he/she may perform a physical examination to check the body for any unusual bruising. The doctor may also perform a blood test to look at the amount of blood cells in the body.
HOW IS LOW PLATELETS TREATED?
While the treatment of Low Platelets depends upon the cause of the disease, in most of the cases, the doctor treats Low Platelets by medication or blood or platelet transfusions.