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4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. the bleeding comes from anterior. could it be bleeding disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...Read more


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I had some questions on the hemophilia bleeding disorder? Is bad nosebleeds a mild form of it?

I had some questions on the hemophilia bleeding disorder? Is bad nosebleeds a mild form of it?

In some cases: Not all conditions of recurrent nosebleeds are due to hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder which can lead to frequent nosebleeds. There are two clotting pathways, the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways. Hemophilia is involved in the intrinsic pathway. ...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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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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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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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 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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Do bleeding disorders such as von willebrands get worse in cycles like every three months with symptom flares?

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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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

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleeds (Definition)

Nosebleeds is also known as Nose bleeds. A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break ...Read more


Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Bleeding Disorders (Definition)

A bleeding disorder is a condition in which a person has abnormalities in his blood clotting. He may take longer than usual to clot (stop bleeding), or he may clot a too easily and be at risk for getting spontaneous blood ...Read more