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Bleeding Time (Overview)

Bleeding time is a medical test done on someone to assess their platelet function a blood pressure cuff is inflated around your upper arm. While the cuff is on your arm, the health care provider makes two small cuts on the lower arm. They are just deep enough to cause a tiny amount of bleeding. The health care provider records the time it takes for the cuts to stop bleeding.


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What bleeding time in patient with hemophilia is normal?

What bleeding time in patient with hemophilia is normal?

It is normal: The test called "bleeding time" is normal in patients with hemophilia. This is because stopping bleeding from a small cut does not depend on factor 8 or factor 9 that is missing in patients with hemophilia a, or in hemophilia b respectively. Major determinating factors for bleeding are platelet numner, platelet function, and supporting connective tissue structure. ...Read more

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Bleeding Time (Overview)

Bleeding time is a medical test done on someone to assess their platelet function a blood pressure cuff is inflated around your upper arm. While the cuff is on your arm, the health care provider makes two small cuts on the lower arm. They are just deep enough to cause a tiny amount of bleeding. The health care provider records the time it takes for the cuts to stop bleeding.


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Does it hurt to get a bleeding time done?

Does it hurt to get a bleeding time done?

Yes: A standard cut is made in the skin to assess bleeding time. However, this is an outdated test and same information can be gained from usual blood draw specimens. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have polycythemia vera with normal pt, ptt, & INR plus normal bleeding time? High rbc, hgb, & hct.

Is it possible to have polycythemia vera with normal pt, ptt, & INR plus normal bleeding time? High rbc, hgb, & hct.

Yes: Pt, ptt, inr and bleeding time have no role in the diagnosis of p. Vera. If you're eighteen years old, i'd look hard for a different cause if you are actually significantly polycythemic. There are plenty of really fit young men whose hemoglobin is a bit higher than the reference range -- athleticism to odd hemoglobin genes to something in your "gym health drink" you don't know about. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did bleeding time decrease with the age?

Did bleeding time decrease with the age?

Not necessary: Bleed time depend on many factors, such as liver problem, medication, congenital blood disorder, etc. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a bleeding time done?

Yes: A standard cut is made in the skin to assess bleeding time. However, this is an outdated test and same information can be gained from usual blood draw specimens. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bleeding time?

What is the definition or description of: bleeding time?

See below: Bleeding time is a medical test done on someone to assess their platelet function a blood pressure cuff is inflated around your upper arm. While the cuff is on your arm, the health care provider makes two small cuts on the lower arm. They are just deep enough to cause a tiny amount of bleeding. The health care provider records the time it takes for the cuts to stop bleeding. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

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