ITP Symptoms

The symptoms of ITP may be similar to the symptoms of other diseases that can cause platelet counts to drop, which can sometimes make the journey to an ITP diagnosis difficult.1,2

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ITP symptoms can include3,4:

  • Small red dots on the skin caused by broken blood vessels (petechiae)
  • Purple spots on the skin (purpura)
  • Bruises, especially on the arms and legs, resulting from seemingly minor bumps (ecchymosis)
  • Frequent or heavy nosebleeds (epistaxis)
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation (menorrhagia)
  • Bleeding from the gums (gingival bleeding)
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)

If a person with ITP has very low platelet counts, it is possible to have internal bleeding or, in rare cases, bleeding in the brain. Severe bleeding is rare in ITP.3,5,6

Because ITP has similar symptoms of other diseases affecting platelet count, it’s important to tell your doctor about all your symptoms and your complete medical history. Fill out this Symptom and Medical History Summary and bring it to your appointment. You can also create a personalized discussion guide to help you start a conversation with your doctor. If you do have chronic ITP, this information could help you and your doctor choose the appropriate treatment for you. Click here to find a doctor nearest your location.

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Talk with your doctor about your symptoms and ITP treatment options
Prepare for doctor visit
Nplate® can help raise and sustain platelet counts in managing ITP
Read results with Nplate®