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Bleeding disorders prevent blood from clotting normally when a
person is cut or injured. When the blood does not clot normally, even minor
injuries can cause significant bleeding, which can lead to excessive blood loss
or can damage muscles or joints.
Bleeding disorders occur when there is a problem with various
components of the blood, including platelets and clotting factors.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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