Bleeding disorders result when the blood’s ability to form a clot at the site of blood vessel injury is impaired. Here you will find information on inherited bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and rare factor deficiencies.
A bleeding disorder is a condition that affects the way your blood normally clots. The clotting process, also known as coagulation, changes blood from a liquid to a solid. When you’re injured ...
Dr. John Bartholomew discusses Factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. Blood Clot Formation. When you cut or injure yourself, your body stops the bleeding by forming a blood clot. Proteins and particles in your blood, called platelets, stick together to form the blood clot. The process of forming a clot is called coagulation.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: A rare blood disorder causing small blood clots to form in blood vessels throughout the body; platelets are used up in the process, causing a low platelet count.
The normal clotting process depends on the interplay of various proteins in the blood. Coagulopathy may be caused by reduced levels or absence of blood-clotting proteins, known as clotting factors or coagulation factors. Genetic disorders, such as hemophilia and Von Willebrand's disease, can cause a reduction in clotting factors.
An excessive clotting disorder, also known as a hypercoagulable disorder or thrombophilia, is the tendency of some people to develop blood clots in parts of the body, such as the deep veins in the legs (called venous thromboembolism or DVT) or the arteries of the heart (arterial thrombosis).
Genetic Clotting Disorders Some children are born with a disorder also known as a genetic condition that makes them at greater risk for a blood clot, a blockage in a child's veins or arteries. A genetic condition is something that is passed down from a child's parent(s). These conditions include:
Coagulation disorders are disruptions in the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Coagulation disorders can result in either a hemorrhage (too little clotting that causes an increased risk of bleeding) or thrombosis (too much clotting that causes blood clots to obstruct blood flow).These clotting disorders develop due to several conditions.
Blood clotting disorders are a group of conditions in which people have excessive clotting. These disorders may be diagnosed in childhood, but are usually identified during the teen years and young adulthood. They are often genetic, meaning they are inherited and present at birth.
Coagulation disorders deal with disruption of the body's ability to control blood clotting. The most commonly known coagulation disorder is hemophilia, a condition in which patients bleed for long periods of time before clotting.There are other coagulation disorders with a variety of causes.