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Bleeding Disorders

Health    Bleeding Disorders
Also called: Clotting 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 not have enough platelets or clotting factors or they don't work the way they should.

Bleeding disorders can be the result of other diseases, such as severe liver disease. They can also be inherited. Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. Bleeding disorders can also be a side effect of medicines.

Symptoms of Bleeding Disorders

The following features are indicative of Bleeding Disorders:
  • bleeding in muscles, joints and soft tissues
  • excessive bruising
  • prolonged or heavy menstrual periods
  • unexplained nosebleeds
  • extended bleeding after minor cuts
  • bleeding after minor surgery or dental procedures
It is possible that Bleeding Disorders shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Bleeding Disorders

The following are the most common causes of Bleeding Disorders:
  • inherited abnormal gene

Risk Factors for Bleeding Disorders

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Bleeding Disorders:
  • genetic factors

Prevention of Bleeding Disorders

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Bleeding Disorders.

Occurrence of Bleeding Disorders

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Bleeding Disorders cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Not known

Common Age Group

Bleeding Disorders most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Not known

Common Gender

Bleeding Disorders most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Not known

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Bleeding Disorders:
  • Complete blood and platelet count: To count the total number of blood cells and platelets
  • Bleeding time: To detect a platelet aggregation defect
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and Prothrombin time (TT): To measure intrinsic and extrinsic factors and common pathways

Doctor for Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Bleeding Disorders:
  • Primary care provider

Complications of Bleeding Disorders if untreated

Yes, Bleeding Disorders causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Bleeding Disorders is left untreated:
  • can be fatal

Procedures for Treatment of Bleeding Disorders

The following procedures are used to treat Bleeding Disorders:
  • Regular infusions of hormone desmopressin into a vein: Prevents bleeding
  • Surgery: To treat hemophilia

Self-care for Bleeding Disorders

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Bleeding Disorders:
  • Exercise regularly: Build up muscles and protect your joints
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications: To prevent excessive bleeding
  • Practice good dental hygiene: To prevent tooth extraction
  • Protect child from injuries: Prevents bleeding

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Bleeding Disorders

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Bleeding Disorders:
  • Physical therapy: Lowers the signs and symptoms of hemophilia

Patient Support for Treatment of Bleeding Disorders

The following actions may help Bleeding Disorders patients:
  • Talk with a counselor: Helps in coping with the disease

Time for Treatment of Bleeding Disorders

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Bleeding Disorders to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Bleeding Disorders.

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