Platelet Function Disorders | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of platelet function disorders?

The most common symptoms of a platelet function disorder are:

  • purpura (purple color of the skin after blood has leaked under it forming a bruise, often from no known trauma)
  • petechiae (tiny red dots under the skin that are a result of very small bleeds into the skin)
  • nosebleeds
  • bleeding in the mouth and/or in and around the gums
  • blood in vomit, urine or stool
  • bleeding in the head (most dangerous symptom that can be life-threatening, usually prompted by head trauma)

What causes platelet function disorders?

The causes of a platelet function disorders will depend on if it is acquired or genetic. Talk to your doctor about diagnosing your child's platelet function disorder.