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Dr. John Landi
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Severe Bleeding Disorder (Overview)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious disorder in which the proteins that control blood clotting become abnormally active.


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What are the major presenting symptoms of a severe bleeding disorder?

What are the major presenting symptoms of a severe bleeding disorder?

Bleeding symptoms: Patients with a bleeding disorder can experience nose bleeding (epistaxis), gum bleeding, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), throwing up blood (hematemesis), blood in their urine (hematuria), blood in their b.M. (melena, hematochezia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), easy bruising, and bleeding following surgery or delivery of their baby. Sometimes their wounds heal poorly as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Severe Bleeding Disorder (Overview)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious disorder in which the proteins that control blood clotting become abnormally active.


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What are the major presenting symptoms of a severe bleeding disorder?

Bleeding symptoms: Patients with a bleeding disorder can experience nose bleeding (epistaxis), gum bleeding, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), throwing up blood (hematemesis), blood in their urine (hematuria), blood in their b.M. (melena, hematochezia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), easy bruising, and bleeding following surgery or delivery of their baby. Sometimes their wounds heal poorly as well. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Bleeding disorder: Normal blood clotting depends on cells (platelets) and a number of different proteins made in the liver. Someone who is deficient in either will develop a bleeding disorder which can become severe. The causes are legion and include medications, infections, cirrhosis, uremia, congenital (eg., hemophilia), autoimmune disorders, radiation, cancer and many others. ...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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What are the symptoms common to a bleeding disorder?

What are the symptoms common to a bleeding disorder?

Bleeding symptoms: Patients with a bleeding disorder can experience nose bleeding (epistaxis), gum bleeding, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), throwing up blood (hematemesis), blood in their urine (hematuria), blood in their b.M. (melena, hematochezia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), easy bruising, and bleeding following surgery or delivery of their baby. Sometimes their wounds heal poorly as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bleeding disorder?

What is the definition or description of: bleeding disorder?

Tendency to bleed: Definition is simple, but there are many "normal" people who bruise easily, or have frequent nose bleeding, heavy menstrual period, or bled heavily after tonsillectomy. So it is not easy to decide if your bleeding problem is within the range you expect in normal people or you have a "bleeding disorder". Ultimately you need to have a specialist, hematologist, decide if you have a bleeding disorder. ...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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Can you donate a kidney if bleeding disorder?

Can you donate a kidney if bleeding disorder?

Possibly.: This may be done on a case-by-case basis depending on what the underlying bleeding disorder is and how easily this is corrected. Consult the transplant surgeon for further details. ...Read more

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I was born with a bleeding disorder, should I regularly see a specialist?

I was born with a bleeding disorder, should I regularly see a specialist?

Probably not: Since you are a female, I'm guessing you have von willebrand's disease, probably type 1. Some patients with this are quite affected, others have few symptoms. Women often have problems with heavy periods. If you have made it to age 41 and are asking the question, I'm guessing that your disease has been fairly mild. It's more important now that you have a good relationship with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What is a bleeding disorder & how to distinguish if a person have it (normal blood test)? Thnx

What is a bleeding disorder & how to distinguish if a person have it (normal blood test)? Thnx

What is your symptom: Bleeding disorders are discovered if you bleed excessively especially after a minor injury/ a small cut. There are special blood tests to check the blood clotting time which can be done by your doctor. Two screening tests we use are PT and PTT. These along with a CBC to check your platelet count is the first simple screening test. But your doctor needs to examine you before you can get proper care ...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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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

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