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Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Yes: It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia. However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present. ...Read more

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Bleeding Disorders (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How can bleeding disorders be treated?

How can bleeding disorders be treated?

Various Treatments: Some severe bleeding disorders have a specific IV treatment, such as a factor infusion or platelet transfusion. Medications like Amicar or tranexamic acid can stabilize the blood clot. Ddavp (desmopressin) causes release of von willebrand factor and factor viii from body stores. The best treatment is to avoid injury in the first place by being sensible and keeping the body fit and strong. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

Blood tests: Common bleeding disorders can be diagnosed with a panel of blood tests checking platelets, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time. There are also genetic problems, like hemophilia which cause a deficiency of certain clotting factors. If you have a bleeding tendency in your family, get checked. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders typically treated?

How are bleeding disorders typically treated?

Depends: Good question. Treatment depends on which bleeding disorder. Some require lots of treatment. Others need monitoring and avoiding medications like aspirin. Still others may mean no change for you but possible concerns for your children. Which bleeding disorder are you wondering about? ...Read more

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What are the different types of bleeding disorders?

What are the different types of bleeding disorders?

So many: There are so many different bleeding disorders they are too numerous to name. They mostly fall under the category of "thrombophilia.". ...Read more

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How can liver cause bleeding disorders?

How can liver cause bleeding disorders?

Bleeding factors: Not just vit k but also pt, ptt, and other bleeding factors manufactured by the liver. Not a good thing to insult your liver. ...Read more

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What are hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

What are hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

Clotting vs Bleeding: Hypercoaguability means the blood is more prone to clotting than usual. Some people develop deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clots, and when they are tested, they have positive results for one or more tests, so-called thrombophilia testing, that are more common in people with multiple blood clots. The opposite problem is a bleeding disorder, which implies the blood doesn't clot well. ...Read more

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How do hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders differ?

How do hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders differ?

Opposites: Hypercoagulability results in blood clots forming in blood vessels due to increased tendency of the blood to clot. In bleeding disorders, the flood fails to clot when it should and results in abnormal bleeding due to even minor trauma or spontaneously. ...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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...Read more