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Why is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder early?

Why is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder early?

To get treatment: Bleeding disorders can be devastating and deadly. It is very important to know you have one and get the proper treatment right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Is it important to find out if I have a bleeding disorder?

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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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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I have a bleeding disorder called vwf. Will it get better or worse as I get older?

I have a bleeding disorder called vwf. Will it get better or worse as I get older?

No change: The inherited disorder is not likely to get better or worse, however, with aging there are other developments that may make bleeding more likely. The changes with age include increased vascular fragility, and loss of skin tone. ...Read more

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If I have a bleeding disorder, should I not try and get cosmetic surgery?

If I have a bleeding disorder, should I not try and get cosmetic surgery?

Depends: The two most important questions are what bleeding disorder and what type of surgery you're seeking. In some cases, bleeding disorders can be managed around the time of surgery. Further, with mild bleeding disorder, certain maneuvers can be performed during surgery to minimize bleeding and minimize the risk of post-operative bleeding. ...Read more

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Could heavy bleeding during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Could heavy bleeding during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Heavy menses: Very unlikely, but if you have easy bruising, bleeding from nose or gums you may need to evaluated for bleeding disorder. The first step is to get evaluated by your gym for any physical abnormality ie fibroids or polyps. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a molar pregnancy removed if I have a bleeding disorder?

Is it dangerous to have a molar pregnancy removed if I have a bleeding disorder?

Molar pregnancy: This combination is probably a good reason to request to be sent to a gynecologic oncologist for treatment. You also want the procedure performed in a tertiary care center. ...Read more

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Does heavy bleeding with clots during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Does heavy bleeding with clots during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Not necessarily: Not at all, although that's one possibility. Clots by themselves are usually unimportant, heavy bleeding can be unimportant depending on how heavy. A good provider can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis of both wrists, and now tendonitis in my right ankle. As I have a bleeding disorder, and cannot take nsaids, what can I take?

I have tendonitis of both wrists, and now tendonitis in my right ankle.  As I have a bleeding disorder, and cannot take nsaids, what can I take?

Opiods: If it is the pain that you are having and want to control it, then ask you doctor for pain meds. However, be careful as most of these medicine are habit forming. What i would suggest is icing the areas as much as possible, along with rest and elevation. Also ask your doctor for physical therapy. I have many pts that have the same issue and therapy really helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more