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Symptoms of platelet function disorders

What are the symptoms of platelet function disorders?

Common symptoms of platelet function disorders are:

  • frequent nose bleeds
  • easy bruising
  • bleeding from the gums when baby teeth fall out or after tooth extractions
  • heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than 7 days
  • bleeding into the stomach or intestine (gut)
  • heavy or prolonged bleeding after serious injury or at the time of surgery.


However, these symptoms may be so mild that many people do not notice them. They realize they have a bleeding problem only when they have a serious injury or surgery.

Usually, people with severe bleeding problems will be diagnosed earlier in life than people with mild problems.

Are symptoms of platelet function disorders the same for everybody?

No. Symptoms can be very different even among individuals in the same family.