What are the symptoms of bleeding disorders?
The symptoms of bleeding disorders include bleeding gums, easy bruising, heavy bleeding from minor cuts, bleeding from nose without any reason, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding into joints, and excessive post-operative bleeding.
Bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease are a result of a lack of certain clotting factors in the blood. These are inherited conditions, but rarely, these disorders may develop at a later stage of life if the body produces antibodies against the natural clotting factors present in the blood.
Persons with a family history of bleeding disorders are at a greater risk for these conditions, and should consult a hematologist for further evaluation.