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How could I know if I had a bleeding disorder?

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 more

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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


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How would I know if I had a bleeding disorder before getting pregnant?

How would I know if I had a bleeding disorder before getting pregnant?

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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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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What is a bleeding disorder in man or woman?

What is a bleeding disorder in man or woman?

Bleeding: Is tendency to bleed due to disorder of blood or blood vessels or medications that enhance bleeding. Examples are hemophelia, sickle cell anemia, damage to blood vessel lining, anticoagulants, or hereditary. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bleeding disorder?

How do I know if I have a bleeding disorder?

Testing: A full evaluation by a doctor including a careful history, physical exam and appropriate blood testing. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a bleeding disorder?

How can I tell if I have a bleeding disorder?

Bleeding: Spontaneous bleeding, like nosebleeds or heavy menstruation for women, can be an early clue. Many patients are only discovered when they have significant bleeding during surgery. Finally, sometimes bleeding problems are diagnosed due to abnormal blood tests on routine or preop testing. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bleeding disorder.?

Describe the features of a bleeding disorder.?

Bleeding disorder: There is abnormal bleeding such as in the bowel movements, in the urine, nose bleeds, under the skin, or in women: abnormally heavy or frequent menstrual periods. The most common result is anemia. The most severe result is intracranial bleeding (stroke due to bleeding). ...Read more