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does bleeding disorder mean i am suffering from hemophilia?

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Dr. Gary Birnbaum
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: There are many causes for bleeding disorders, hemophilia is one of many. Your doctor can begin the evaluation but you may need to see a hematologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Bleeding disorders can be congenital or acquired. Usually a bleeding disorder indicates a dysfunction and/or deficit with clotting factors and/or platelets. Consult your doctor.
Answered on Jul 8, 2012
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Dr. Jeffrey Pua
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There are many types of bleeding disorders. Factor deficiencies are only one type. Hemophilia is factor 8 deficiency or factor 9 deficiency. There are platelet disorders as well which cause bleeding.
Answered on Jul 29, 2015
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