A condition in which small blood vessels leak blood into the skin, joints, intestines, or organs, that may be caused by certain disorders or aging.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away if there's excessive bleeding in urine or stool.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional for:

  • Irregular bleeding or bruising.
  • A purple rash, commonly on the buttocks, legs, and feet.