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What are the major presenting symptoms of a severe bleeding disorder?

What are the major presenting symptoms of a severe bleeding disorder?

Bleeding symptoms: Patients with a bleeding disorder can experience nose bleeding (epistaxis), gum bleeding, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), throwing up blood (hematemesis), blood in their urine (hematuria), blood in their b.M. (melena, hematochezia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), easy bruising, and bleeding following surgery or delivery of their baby. Sometimes their wounds heal poorly as well. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Bleeding disorder: Normal blood clotting depends on cells (platelets) and a number of different proteins made in the liver. Someone who is deficient in either will develop a bleeding disorder which can become severe. The causes are legion and include medications, infections, cirrhosis, uremia, congenital ( eg., hemophilia), autoimmune disorders, radiation, cancer and many others. ...Read more

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Why is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder early?

Why is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder early?

To get treatment: Bleeding disorders can be devastating and deadly. It is very important to know you have one and get the proper treatment right away. ...Read more

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Does bleeding disorder mean I am suffering from hemophilia?

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. ...Read more

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Can you donate a kidney if bleeding disorder?

Can you donate a kidney if bleeding disorder?

Possibly.: This may be done on a case-by-case basis depending on what the underlying bleeding disorder is and how easily this is corrected. Consult the transplant surgeon for further details. ...Read more

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I was born with a bleeding disorder, should I regularly see a specialist?

Probably not: Since you are a female, i'm guessing you have von willebrand's disease, probably type 1. Some patients with this are quite affected, others have few symptoms. Women often have problems with heavy periods. If you have made it to age 41 and are asking the question, i'm guessing that your disease has been fairly mild. It's more important now that you have a good relationship with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What is a bleeding disorder & how to distinguish if a person have it (normal blood test)? Thnx

What is a bleeding disorder & how to distinguish if a person have it (normal blood test)?
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What is your symptom: Bleeding disorders are discovered if you bleed excessively especially after a minor injury/ a small cut. There are special blood tests to check the blood clotting time which can be done by your doctor. Two screening tests we use are PT and PTT. These along with a CBC to check your platelet count is the first simple screening test. But your doctor needs to examine you before you can get proper care ...Read more

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What is a bleeding disorder in man or woman?

What is a bleeding disorder in man or woman?

Bleeding: Is tendency to bleed due to disorder of blood or blood vessels or medications that enhance bleeding. Examples are hemophelia, sickle cell anemia, damage to blood vessel lining, anticoagulants, or hereditary. ...Read more

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Is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder?

Is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder?

Yes: Yes, it is important to know if you have a bleeding disorder. It has a huge potential bearing on your medical care in the future. I am not sure what the circumstances are, but please see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Severe Bleeding Disorder (Definition)

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