Bleeding disorders are conditions that affect the way the human’s blood normally clots. The clotting process, also known as coagulation, changes blood from liquid to solid. When one is injured, their blood normally begins to clot to prevent a massive loss of blood. Sometimes, certain conditions prevent blood from clotting properly, which can result in heavy or prolonged bleeding.
Bleeding disorders can cause abnormal bleeding both outside and inside the body. Some disorders can drastically increase the amount of blood leaving body. Others cause bleeding to occur under the skin or in vital organs, such as the brain.
What Are the Symptoms of a Bleeding Disorder?
The symptoms can vary depending on the specific type of bleeding disorder. However, the main signs include:
• unexplained and easy bruising
• heavy menstrual bleeding
• frequent nosebleeds
• excessive bleeding from small cuts or an injury
• bleeding into joints