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How can bleeding disorders be treated?

How can bleeding disorders be treated?

Various Treatments: Some severe bleeding disorders have a specific IV treatment, such as a factor infusion or platelet transfusion. Medications like Amicar or tranexamic acid can stabilize the blood clot. Ddavp (desmopressin) causes release of von willebrand factor and factor viii from body stores. The best treatment is to avoid injury in the first place by being sensible and keeping the body fit and strong. ...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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How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

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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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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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 would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

Liver makes clotting: The liver makes most of the proteins that make blood clot. Thus dysfunction of the liver results in deficiency of many clotting proteins leading to bleeding tendency. Another reason is that the liver converts inactive form of some of the clotting factors to active forms with the help of vitamin k. The liver dysfunction can not make this conversion fully, and thus bleeding tendency. ...Read more

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Do people with bleeding disorders still have to worry about hemorrhage?

Do people with bleeding disorders still have to worry about hemorrhage?

Yes.: A hemorhage is uncontrolled bleeding at a specific site. Individuals with a inherited, such as hemophilia or von willebrands disease, or an acquired, such as use of coumadin, (warfarin) bleeding disorder are always at risk and should take appropriate precautions as discussed with their physician. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

I was just wondering how can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

See article: "The liver plays a central role in the clotting process. Acute and chronic liver diseases are invariably associated with coagulation disorders due to multiple causes including: decreased synthesis of clotting and inhibitor factors,..". See http://www.aniara.com/Blog/Coagulation-Corner/archives/2010/11/LIVER-DISEASE-AND-COAGULATION-OUTCOMES.aspx ...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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What's a simple way to say what bleeding disorders really is?

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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Nosebleed (Definition)

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 in the blood vessel. ...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