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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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Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

What do you mean? : What kind of problems you have with your period and pregnancy? Are you talking about heavy menses? Recurrent miscarriages? If you can be a little bit more clear about your question, you will get a better respond ...Read more

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Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Probably not: Most people would think of disorders that make people more likely to clot (such as factor v leiden abnormality) as 'thrombotic.' hemophilia makes people less likely to clot. Both types of disease fall into the broad category or 'coagulopathy' - abnormalities of the clotting system. ...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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Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Range of symptoms: Ttp can involve many different organs. One can have renal dysfunction, fever, altered mental status, low platelet counts and hemolytic anemia. These signs can lead to symptoms of bleeding, bruising, petechiae, confusion, anemia, fatigue, and possible jaundice among other things. ...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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Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

The are completely: Different. Itp is the autoimmune destruction of platelets and is managed with immunosuppression - the first line is usually prednisone. Ttp is the microvascular consumption of platelets (small clots). This can be associated with anemia, renal failure, ha and fever. It is a medical emergency and is managed with plasma exchange. ...Read more

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Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Spontaneous bleeding: There is a particularly high risk of spontaneous bleeding once the platelet count drops below 10 million per ml. ...Read more

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How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

Liver makes clotting: The liver makes most of the proteins that make blood clot. Thus dysfunction of the liver results in deficiency of many clotting proteins leading to bleeding tendency. Another reason is that the liver converts inactive form of some of the clotting factors to active forms with the help of vitamin k. The liver dysfunction can not make this conversion fully, and thus bleeding tendency. ...Read more

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Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

Usually not: Because it causes and iron deficiency anemia, which is microcytic. You should be tested for other conditions, so see your doctor for details. ...Read more

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Can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura cause fertility issues?

Can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura cause fertility issues?

Yes: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpera is an autoimmune mediate destruction of platelets due to anti-platelet antibodies. This may predispose you to disruption of successful pregnancy as result of interruption of the vascular supply to the placenta, which prevents successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are (adult)platelet production disorders causing thrombocytopenia ?

What are  (adult)platelet production disorders causing thrombocytopenia ?

See below: You may consult this site for information. The diagnosis usually requires history, physical examination and lab tests. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/definition/con-20027170 ...Read more

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Can reticulocytosis cause a bleeding ulcer?

Can reticulocytosis cause a bleeding ulcer?

The opposite: Reticulocytosis by definition means increase number of red cells, most of the time because of anemia. Bleeding ulcer can cause anemia, then your retic count will be higher than normal. You should be treated for the ulcer to stop the bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately so you can be treated right away. ...Read more

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Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Yes: Symptoms of VWD may include increased bruising. Other types of bleeding typically seen include nose bleeds, prolonged menstrual periods, prolonged bleeding after surgery or injury, mucous membrane bleeding. Vwd usually does not present with spontaneous joint bleeding / deep tissue bleeding as is seen in the hemophilias. ...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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How can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorder?

How can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorder?

Clotting proteins: The liver makes most of the proteins in blood, including those involved in blood clotting. When the liver is damaged, these may be deficient and cause a longer than normal time for blood to clot. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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

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Could people with bleeding disorders still have to worry about cholesterol?

Could people with bleeding disorders still have to worry about cholesterol?

Of course: The common known bleeding disorders -- hemophilia, von willebrand's, and the vasculopathies -- offer no protection from atherosclerosis. The "pop" idea that "cholesterol is bad because it makes your blood clot" is smplistic and to ignore atherosclerosis risk (a lot more than "cholesterol") is to invite disaster. ...Read more

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Are there any analgesics that are not contraindicated with bleeding disorders?

Are there any analgesics that are not contraindicated with bleeding disorders?

Yes.: Generally the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) and ketorolac are relatively contraindicated in patients with bleeding disorders while Acetaminophen and opiates are not. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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How will bleeding disorders affect other parts of my body?

Can bleed anywhere: Bleeding can occur in any part of your body, depending on how severe the bleeding is and whether or not there was an injury. For example, if you fall and break a leg, you can bleed a lot from the broken leg. If you fall and bang your head, you may bleed into your head. If you take Aspirin you may bleed into your bowels. If your bleeding disorder is mild, you may not bleed at all. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bleeding disorders?

Bleeding: Bleeding disorder is tendency for bleeding and start with bruises on skin with mild trauma and frequent nose bleeding or other bleeding from other organs. ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what bleeding disorders really is?

Bleeding problems: To simplify- bleeding disorder is conditions where you would abnormaly bleed significantly without the presence of trauma or only with mild trauma. There are a lot of things have to be checked if you do have this problem. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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