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What causes blood clots/bleeding disorders
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Bodily Effects

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Bleeding/clotting disorders - Treatment

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acquired platelet function disorder
- An acquired platelet function disorder refers to an abnormality in the clotting ability of the platelets which develops sometime after birth. Platelets are a type of cell found in the blood. Various disorders can affect the normal function of platelets, which is primarily to help blood clot.
- Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin.
blood in the stools
- Blood in the stools means that blood from somewhere in the body is being excreted in the stool, or bowel movement.
blood in the urine
- Blood in the urine can be visible, or it may only be noticed when the urine is tested.
blood flow studies
- This test measures blood flow through an artery or vein.
bleeding disorders
bleeding time
- This test measures how long it takes a person to stop bleeding after the skin is cut.
- Bruising is an area of discoloured skin. Bruising develops when the lining of small blood vessels is damaged, allowing blood cells to escape into the skin and tissues. This condition most often occurs after a person injures a particular part of the body.
chest pain
- The chest is the area where the heart and lungs are located. These organs are protected by the rib cage and breastbone. Many different conditions can cause pain in the chest.
blood in the semen
- Blood in the semen is uncommon. Seeing it can make people quite anxious, but it is rarely serious.
central line
- A central line is a special intravenous, or IV, line that is inserted through the chest and threaded into one of the large veins that lie close to the heart. A central line has multiple ports that can be used to draw blood, give fluids, and monitor central venous blood pressure.
blood transfusion
- Blood transfusion is a procedure in which the blood or blood components from one person, called a donor, is given to another, called a recipient. Depending on the reason for the transfusion, the person may be given whole blood or a blood component, such as: red blood cells platelets blood clotting factors fresh frozen plasma white blood cells This blood can be obtained from many sources. Volunteer donors are carefully screened and interviewed before they are allowed to donate blood. Friends or family members can do a "directed donation." But, findings have shown that these donations are not any safer than those given by random donors. An autologous donation means that a person has donated his or her own blood to be stored for future use. This may be done prior to an elective surgery.
disseminated intravascular coagulation
Coombs' test, indirect
- The Coombs' test detects antibodies, or proteins that react against other molecules, against red blood cells in an individual's serum or attached to an individual's red blood cells. The Coombs' test is commonly performed before a blood transfusion to make sure that antibodies in an individual's blood will not cross-react, or be attacked by antibodies in blood obtained from a donor. Transfused blood that does not match the blood of the individual who receives the blood could cause complications in the person who receives the blood.
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
partial thromboplastin time
Heamophilia A
Heamophilia B
prothrombin time
- The prothrombin time (PT) test helps measure the ability of the blood to clot normally. It is very similar to the partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test. These two tests are often ordered together.
polycythemia vera
Rh incompatibility
pulmonary embolus
- Petechiae are pinpoint-sized haemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin or mucous membranes.
pulmonary perfusion scan
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Haemophilia Foundation Australia
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