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How Could I Know If I Had A Bleeding Disorder
Excessive bleeding: Often bleeding disorders are not recognized in women until they experience childbirth. Women may have a postpartum hemorrhage, prompting a work-up. Teenagers with heavy periods who become anemic also merit a work-up. In general, a bleeding disorder should be considered in anyone with excessive bleeding, such as bleeding that does not stop promptly after a minor laceration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bleeding disorder is not related to age and patient have it since birth. ...Read more
4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. the bleeding comes from anterior. could it be bleeding disorder?
Usually irritants : Nose bleeds in infants is usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes, etc.All lead to irritation & occasionally infection.This causes small nasal capillaries to bleed, often as the face is rubbed into bed linen in sleep. Removing as many irritants from their life as possible can help as can nasal saline wash, nasal saline gel & reasonable humidity within the home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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