Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Excessive Bleeding Overview

Another name for Excessive Bleeding is Easy Bleeding.

What is easy bleeding?
A person with easy bleeding may have repeated nosebleeds, bleeding gums, blood in the stool, and blood in the urine. A person with easy bleeding may also form bruises after minor injuries that would not have caused bruising in the past. Common causes for easy bleeding include a low platelet count, a drug side effect, a platelet function disorder, and severe liver disease. Another cause of easy bleeding includes abnormal blood clotting, which is also called a coagulopathy.

What are the symptoms of easy bleeding?
Symptoms that occur with easy bleeding include unexplained bruises, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, prolonged bleeding after injury, and rashes that look like broken blood vessels in the skin.

How does the doctor treat easy bleeding?
Treatment for easy bleeding depends on the underlying cause. Minor bleeding does not require treatment. Treatment for serious bleeding and bruising may include vitamin K, blood transfusion, and a reduction in anticoagulant dosing.

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