Severe bruising on legs and arms brought me in to the doctor a week ago. Blood tests showed a platelet count of 10. The next day, a second blood test showed that it had decreased to 9. Happy to have this ITP resource to learn about this disorder I did not even know existed. I have a follow up appointment tomorrow. Fingers crossed my levels are higher. Thanks to you all for sharing your experiences. It has given me insight on what to expect with this disease.