Chemotherapy Side Effects – Chemotherapy

Signs of low platelets

Why Do I Bruise so Easily, Excessive or spontaneous bruising
Signs of low platelets, Bruise so Easily & Excessive or spontaneous bruising

The number of platelets in your blood (important cells for blood clotting to prevent bleeding) may be reduced during your cancer treatment. Low levels of platelets will increase the risk of bleeding, and you could easily bruise. You can note brushing in your teeth or having nosebleeds. In other words, you bleed easily.

Any signs of irregular bleeding should be reported immediately to your cancer care team. They will take daily blood tests to monitor your blood platelet levels. If these are too weak, and you develop symptoms, a platelet transfusion may be appropriate.

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