What are the symptoms of TTP?

Since TTP is different for everyone, each person’s symptoms or combination of symptoms will be different. The important thing to know is that having TTP symptoms is a sign that you are experiencing a medical emergency and you need to see your doctor right away.1,2

Symptoms of TTP may include1,2:

Symptoms of TTP include seizures, nosebleeds, chest pain, stomach pain, jaundice, tiredness, bleeding from your gums, purple bruises and/or red or purple dots on skin, blood in your urine Symptoms of TTP include seizures, nosebleeds, chest pain, stomach pain, jaundice, tiredness, bleeding from your gums, purple bruises and/or red or purple dots on skin, blood in your urine

“Common symptoms are recorded as being confusion, bruising, pinprick rash, stomach upset, headaches—these are the range of things that can be indicative of a TTP episode.”

–Jo, living with TTP

Symptoms in people with TTP can vary depending on where clots form in their body.

References:
  1. Joly BS, Coppo P, Veyradier A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood. 2017;129(21):2836-2846. doi:10.1182/blood-2016-10-709857
  2. Scully M, Hunt BJ, Benjamin S, et al; British Committee for Standards in Haematology. Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and other thrombotic microangiopathies. Br J Haematol. 2012;158(3):323-335. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2012.09167.x