Bleeding Disorders
Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding Disorders Symptoms


Symptoms may differ depending on the type of bleeding disorder, its cause, and whether the disorder is mild or more serious. Signs and symptoms may be obvious soon after a child is born or not until adulthood. People who have a mild bleeding disorder may not have any signs or symptoms until they are injured or have a medical procedure.

Signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders may include:

  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Excessive bleeding that does not stop with pressure and may start spontaneously, such as with nosebleeds, or bleeding after a cut, dental procedure, or surgery
  • Frequent, large bruises
  • Heavy bleeding after giving birth
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding, which includes menstrual bleeding that often lasts longer than seven days or requires changing sanitary pads or tampons more than every hour
  • Petechiae, or bleeding under the skin causing tiny purple, red, or brown spots
  • Redness, swelling, stiffness, or pain from bleeding into muscles or joints, which is particularly common with inherited hemophilia
  • Umbilical stump bleeding that lasts longer than what is typical for newborns — about 1 to 2 weeks after the umbilical cord is cut — or that does not stop
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