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.
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.
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. ...
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of the blood disorder hemophilia from the experts at WebMD.
Hemophilia B is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which affected individuals have insufficient levels of a blood protein called factor IX. Factor IX is a clotting factor. Clotting factors are specialized proteins that are essential for clotting,the process by which blood clumps together to plug the site of a wound to stop bleeding. Individuals with hemophilia B do not bleed faster or more ...