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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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. Jerome Zacks
9 Doctors shared insights

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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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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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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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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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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See a psychiatrist
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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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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
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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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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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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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
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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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What are the symptoms of a bleeding disorder?

What are the symptoms of a bleeding disorder?

Bleeding disorder: Bleeding when and where it is not expected and longer and more than expected. ...Read more

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Are there different types of bleeding disorder?

Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
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Are there different types of bleeding disorder?

Yes: Yes, there are a variety of bleeding disorder and it is important to find out which one you have because the treatment must be based on the specific cuase. Most are hereditary but some are acquired. ...Read more

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Is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder?

Yes: Yes, it is important to know if you have a bleeding disorder. It has a huge potential bearing on your medical care in the future. I am not sure what the circumstances are, but please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Yes: It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia. However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present. ...Read more

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Does bleeding disorder mean I am suffering from hemophilia?

No: There are many types of bleeding disorders. Factor deficiencies are only one type. Hemophilia is factor 8 deficiency or factor 9 deficiency. There are platelet disorders as well which cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoids that bleed due to a bleeding disorder of some sort?

Is hemorrhoids that bleed due to a bleeding disorder of some sort?

Not at all!: The most common symptom for hemorrhoids is bleeding. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that are designed to help control bowel function. In many people, the hemorrhoids get swollen, and since they are filled with blood they can bleed.

People with bleeding disorders have a higher risk of hemorrhoidal bleeding. Either way, a high fiber diet is the first line therapy for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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