Thrombocytopathies are disorders of the blood platelet and abnormal functioning of the platelets. Typically platelet counts would be normal however failure of the platelets to bind to each other or clot normally results in spontaneous or excessive bleeding. Bleeding from the mucous membranes like nose, mouth, ears and anus is the most common sign.
Thrombocytopathies can be acquired or hereditary affecting the activation, adhesion or aggregation of platelets so that they lack the ability to group and adhere to each other for sealing the wounds. This can result in severe bleeding from even the smallest wound.