Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are cell fragments that help your blood clot. If you cut yourself, platelets stop blood loss by clumping together. A number of medical conditions can cause thrombocytopenia, including leukemia and immune system disorders. Low blood platelet count can also be a side effect of a medication. If you bleed easily and excessively, you may have thrombocytopenia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about thrombocytopenia, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
How to Manage Bleeding With cITP
Having cITP means you might have to deal with bruising and bleeding. Here's how to prevent and manage it and when to go for help.
Prevent Injuries at Home With cITP
You can take easy steps to prevent bumps, bruises, bleeding, and falls with cITP. Here are a few ideas on how to get started.
When Your cITP Treatment Isn’t Working
If your first treatment for your cITP isn’t right for you, you and your doctor have lots of other options.
Thrombocytopenia and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of thrombocytopenia and ITP, conditions that cause you to have an abnormally low number of platelets in your blood.