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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
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
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
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