Bleeding disorders : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Bleeding into joints
  • Excessive bruising
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Nosebleeds

Which problems occur depends on the specific bleeding disorder.

Diagnosis & Tests

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Bleeding time
  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Platelet aggregation test
  • Prothrombin time (PT)


Review Date : 3/2/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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