Bleeding Disorders Directory
Bleeding disorders affect the blood's ability to clot properly. Hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease are examples of bleeding disorders. Some drugs and supplements may also increase risk of bleeding problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about types of bleeding disorders, what the symptoms are, treatments, and more.
Signs of Abnormal Bleeding-Topic Overview
Be alert for signs of bleeding if you are taking anticoagulant medications. Signs of bleeding include: Blood in urine. Red or black (tarry) stools. Bleeding from the nose or gums. Spitting up or vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds. Excessive or prolonged menstrual or vaginal bleeding. Frequent,severe bruising or tiny red or purple spots on the skin. ...
Fibrin Glue and Thrombin Powder-Topic Overview
Fibrin glue is a pasty substance that is applied directly on a wound (topically) and is most often used after dental procedures to treat people who have bleeding problems. Fibrin glue contains clotting factors to help a wound stop bleeding. It is used for people who lack or have a shortage of clotting factor VIII. Thrombin powder is a dry powder that can be applied directly to the top of a wound to stop minor bleeding.People who have a blood-clotting disorder such as von Willebrand's disease or hemophilia may be treated with fibrin glue or thrombin powder to help control bleeding.
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that measures the time it takes blood to clot. A PTT test can be used to screen for bleeding abnormalities.
Prothrombin Time and INR
Prothrombin time (PT) is a blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot. A prothrombin time test can be used to screen for bleeding abnormalities. PT is also used to monitor treatment with medication that prevents the formation of blood clots.