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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Bleeding Disorders (Overview)

A bleeding disorder is a condition in which a person has abnormalities in his blood clotting. He may take longer than usual to clot (stop bleeding), or he may clot a too easily and be at risk for getting spontaneous blood clots inside his veins.


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Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Yes: If the tests ordered for a bleeding disorder were not accurate, they would not be ordered - makes no sense. The question, however, is which tests are ordered and how are they interpreted - whether normal, low, or high. There are different types of bleeding disorders so different tests will help pinpoint the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
60 doctors shared insights

Bleeding Disorders (Overview)

A bleeding disorder is a condition in which a person has abnormalities in his blood clotting. He may take longer than usual to clot (stop bleeding), or he may clot a too easily and be at risk for getting spontaneous blood clots inside his veins.


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Do bleeding disorders such as von willebrands get worse in cycles like every three months with symptom flares?

Do bleeding disorders such as von willebrands get worse in cycles like every three months with symptom flares?

See a hematologist: It would be good to see your doctor for a referral to a hematologist. He or she could answer your question better. If you have a milder case of the illness, then there may be times when your bleeding time is less prolonged. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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What are the symptoms of a bleeding disorder?

What are the symptoms of a  bleeding disorder?

Bleeding disorder: Bleeding when and where it is not expected and longer and more than expected. ...Read more

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After numerous miscarriages, could this be a sign of a bleeding disorder?

After numerous miscarriages, could this be a sign of a bleeding disorder?

Not commonly: There are many reasons why a pregnancy may miscarry. The most common reason is that there is some sort of genetic problem with the developing pregnancy. Patients with repetitive losses (more than 2 or 3) may benefit from additional evaluation of the uterus and certain hormonal, blood clotting, autoimmune, and parental genetic disorders. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

Blood tests: One may be suspicious due to bleeding with brushing your teeth or after blood draws, easy bruising, or red spots on the skin. Family history, heavy periods, or excess bleeding with pregnancies may also be clues. The way to make a definite diagnosis is with blood tests, such as a pt, ptt, platelet count or platelet function (von willebrand's factor). ...Read more

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2 abnormal pfa-100 tests. Platelet aggregation test "not indicative of bleeding disorder". Continue to investigate, or nothing more to know?

2 abnormal pfa-100 tests.  Platelet aggregation test "not indicative of bleeding disorder".  Continue to investigate, or nothing more to know?

PFA-100 Testing : An abnormal pfa-100 test needs to be investigated further for possible underlying abnormalities. Read===>http://www.Practical-haemostasis.Com/platelets/platelet_function_testing_pfa100.Html. There are a number of conditions that can give positive results, and your hematologist will guide you through a step-wise approach to testing so that you can find the abnormality. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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If anyone knows anything about abortion complications & bleeding disorders, please tell me now?

If anyone knows anything about abortion complications & bleeding disorders, please tell me now?

ABORTION: If you have a factor deficiency you will need to have coagulation labs , as ptt, and be typed and crossed in case of excessive bleeding. It can be safely done. Do the consult with the physician. If you live in california where they let midlevels do these, do not let a mid level nursetouch you. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more