Bleeding / Clotting Disorders occur when the body loses its ability to make sufficient amount of proteins needed to help the blood clot in order to stop bleeding. These proteins known as coagulation factors are made in the liver with the help of Vitamin K. The Bleeding / Clotting Disorders result in heavy & prolonged bleeding after an injury. At times, the bleeding can start at its own also.
What are the causes of Bleeding / Clotting Disorders?
These disorders can range from mild to severe and may be inherited or present at birth. They can also result from Vitamin K deficiency, severe liver disease and long-term use of medicines/ antibiotics.
What are the symptoms of Bleeding / Clotting Disorders?
The symptoms that patient experiences depend on the specific bleeding disorders and their severity, that include:
- Heavy bleeding
- Unexplained and easy bruising
- Bleeding into joints & muscles
- Bleeding from nose that doesn’t stop easily
- Excessive bleeding during surgical procedures
- Umbilical cord bleeding after birth
- Heavy bleeding during menstruation
Treatment for Bleeding / Clotting Disorders:
Most of the Bleeding / Clotting Disorders can be managed well with proper treatments that may include:
- Iron supplementation
- Clotting factor replacement
- Fresh frozen plasma transfusion
- Platelet transfusion
- Other treatments