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Are you a person of easy bruising? – Immune thrombocytopenia symptoms checker

 

Immune thrombocytopenia is a disease in which the platelet cells decrease in the blood due to an attack of them by their own person’s immune system.

The platelets are cells within the blood that first respond to blood vessel injuries. They form sort of a primary plug that is transient because later, other factors will come into play for producing a more stable and long-lasting solution to the injury.

In this disease, the platelets are covered with autoantibodies, which cause their elimination by accumulating them in the spleen. This latter organ has plenty of macrophage cells that digest and eliminate these platelet-autoantibody complexes.

Furthermore, the lack of sufficient platelet cells will cause a bleeding disorder. In otherwise healthy people, they would have easy bruising of the skin and membranes of the body. This situation manifests in typical scenarios, such as gum bleeding while teeth brushing.

Immune thrombocytopenia tends to be a condition that does not produce complications in the vast majority of the cases. However, indeed, there are presentations of the disease that could be life-threatening due to bleeding of the internal organs like intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding within the skull).

Besides, sometimes treatment does not completely cure the condition. Or, what is worse, the patients recover from the disease with treatment and then relapses. People could also recover from immune thrombocytopenia spontaneously. This situation will vary from person to person.

Sadly, this disease chiefly affects children. They would mostly have an acute presentation of the disease a few weeks after a viral infection. On the other hand, adults can get the disease too, but the majority of their cases tend to be a chronic presentation.

It is important to note that differentiating between immune thrombocytopenia and other underlying disease is essential. This situation includes following up the patients with a mild form of the disease, as treating the ones with severely low platelet levels.

This tool is an immune thrombocytopenia symptoms checker. The tool will help to determine for anybody who uses it the likelihood of having this disease.

For diagnosing this disease, it is essential to discard the whole set of other possibilities that could diminish the platelet levels in the blood. Notably, several of those causes are really dangerous, like leukemia.

That is to say that this disease remains as an “exclusion diagnosis.” If no other illness can explain the low platelet levels and the patient have an overall excellent health status. Then, the diagnosis will be immune thrombocytopenia.

That is what this tool is all about. The immune thrombocytopenia symptoms checker has the essential signs, symptoms, and risk factors for the disease. Therefore, it will determine the higher likelihood of someone’s symptoms to be because of immune thrombocytopenia.

The tool is free to use and would only take a few minutes to complete. Please, do not get caught off guard.

  • Question of

    Is the patient between one and six years old?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a female between 30 and 40 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you over 60 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you been diagnosed with LUPUS? (Systemic Erythematosus Lupus)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you been diagnosed with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus? (HIV)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you been diagnosed with infection by Helicobacter pylori?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you been diagnosed with infection by hepatitis B or C virus?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If a kid, did the child in the last few weeks had an upper respiratory infection? (For example, the patient had a fever, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, overall flu-like symptoms)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If a kid, did the child received in the last few weeks vaccines by its primary doctor?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Currently, do you take medications because of any other disease? (antibiotics, painkillers, antihypertensives, etc.)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When you go to the dentist, minor interventions life taking out a tooth makes you bleed too much?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you often have red or purple dot-like skin lesions with a size of 5mm or less within your body?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are the red or purple dot-like skin lesions with a size of 5mm or less, more than 10 in your skin?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does your nose very often bleed without a specific reason for it?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When you brush your teeth, do your gums tend to bleed?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have blue or purple, flat, or rounded bruises in your body bigger than 1 cm? (please also click yes if they produce a bump in the skin)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you had blood in your stools? (either red blood in the stools, or black and smelly stools that does not have any other diagnosis for it)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you had blood in your urine? (which is not explained by any other diagnosis)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When you receive minor traumas in the skin (like a mild punch), does it change its color and become bulged?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel severely fatigued?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been losing weight unintentionally?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a fever? (preferably use a thermometer which needs to shows more than 101,3 °F or touch your forehead and determine if the temperature is increased)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When you have cuts in your skin, do you bleed for more than five minutes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When your nose bleeds, does it lasts more than five minutes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you had within your mouth the presence of small lesions (1 cm or less) that contain blood?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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