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Coagulation (bleeding) disorder

Also known as Coagulopathy, Bleeding Disorder, Blood Clotting Disorder, Bleeding Diathesis, Coagulation Defect, and Hemostatic Disorder

Coagulopathy (also called clotting disorder and bleeding disorder) is a condition in which the blood’s ability to clot is impaired. This condition can cause prolonged or excessive bleeding, which may occur spontaneously or following an injury or medical and dental procedures.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with coagulation (bleeding) disorder, 30% report having leg pain, 17% report having nosebleed, and 17% report having leg swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of coagulation (bleeding) disorder are melena and early or late onset of menopause, although you may still have coagulation (bleeding) disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with coagulation (bleeding) disorder often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, prothrombin time assay, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement and electrocardiogram .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with coagulation (bleeding) disorder include warfarin, enoxaparin (lovenox), heparin, pyridoxine, hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil), acarbose, vitamin k 1 (mephyton), torsemide, chlorotrianisene (tace), protamines (protamine), factor viii, menthol topical and levobunolol ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for coagulation (bleeding) disorder include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
2.1x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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