thrombocytopenia


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(THROM-boh-site-oh-PEE-nee-uh)

This is when the number of platelets in the blood is too low. Platelets are blood cells that help stop bleeding. This condition may result in easy bruising and excessive bleeding from wounds. It may also cause bleeding in the inside lining of your mouth and intestinal tract as well as in other tissues.

Read about bleeding and bruising problems as a side effect of some breast cancer treatments.

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Audio contributed by: Bonnie Raitt

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