Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders are those where there is abnormal or excessive bleeding. It also includes disorders with poor clotting and the tendency to bleed easily. Some well-known generic diseases are bleeding disorders: hemophilia, Christmas Disease, Von Willebrandís Disease. These diseases are inherent from birth, but are not always noticed ...

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Introduction: Bleeding Disorders

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. For blood to clot, your body needs cells called platelets and proteins known as clotting factors. If you have a bleeding disorder, you either do ...1

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Symptoms of Bleeding Disorders

Signs and symptoms of a bleeding disorder:

  • I have heavy menstrual periods, such as:
  • Bleeding for more than 7 days from the time bleeding begins before it completely stops.
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Complications of Bleeding Disorders

Women with bleeding disorders are at increased risk for anemia (not enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues of the body), pain during their periods, limitations in daily activities, time lost from work or school, and a ...2

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Causes of Bleeding Disorders

What causes bleeding disorders? Usually, bleeding disorders are inherited, passed down from parent to child when you are born. But itís possible to have a bleeding disorder even if your parents did not. Talk to your doctor or nurse ...3

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Causes List for Bleeding Disorders

Some possible causes of Bleeding Disorders or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Bleeding Disorders

General categories of bleeding disorders (coagulopathies) include:

Hereditary Bleeding Disorders: Bleeding disorders due to a genetic disorder include:

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Types of Bleeding Disorders

What bleeding disorders may be responsible for bleeding symptoms in women? The most common bleeding disorder affecting women is von Willebrand disease. Hemophilia, another bleeding disorder is a rare condition that mainly affects men, but women who have the hemophilia ...5

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Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders

How can I tell if I have heavy bleeding during my menstrual period? Your menstrual period is heavy if you:

  • Soak through a pad or tampon every hour or two
  • Have menstrual bleeding for more than 7 days in a ...
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Genetics of Bleeding Disorders

Usually, bleeding disorders are inherited, passed down from parent to child when you are born. But itís possible to have a bleeding disorder even if your parents did not. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your risks if ...6

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Risk Factors for Bleeding Disorders

Any family history of bleeding, such as following surgery or injury, or unexplained deaths among brothers, sisters, or other male relatives such as maternal uncles, grandfathers, or cousins should be discussed with a doctor to see if hemophilia was a ...7

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Treatments: Bleeding Disorders

Blood transfusions are lifesaving for people with severe bleeding or disorders of decreased blood production and for people undergoing surgery or recovering from severe accidents. Despite efforts by blood banks, shortages of blood product persist. ...Source: Healthy People (DHHS)8 ...

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ bleedingdisorders.html
  2. Source: CDC Features: cdc.gov/ features/ bleedingdisorder/ index.html
  3. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ bleeding-disorders
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC Features: cdc.gov/ features/ bleedingdisorder/ index.html
  6. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ bleeding-disorders
  7. Source: CDC NCBDDD: cdc.gov/ ncbddd/ hemophilia/ diagnosis.html
  8. Source: Healthy People (DHHS): healthypeople.gov/ 2020/ topics-objectives/ topic/ blood-disorders-and-blood-safety

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