I'm a 19 year old female and I was sent straight to hospital for the bruised rash all over my legs, they took blood and discovered that my platelets were at 14. The doctor asked me to make an appointment two days later to take more blood, do more tests and told me to take steroid tablets, ten a day. The steroids must be working as my platelets risen up to 62 after a couple of days taking them. Is there any chance this could be CLL as they keep making my appointments close together and keeping a close eye on me and taking several bloods which bruise me badly. I've looked everywhere for an answer from someone but nobody seems to answer on these sites.