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What causes bleeds easily? 18 possible conditions

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Bleeding Disorders

Find information on bleeding disorder symptoms, causes, and complications. Learn about the different types of bleeding disorders and how they're treated.

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Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is the most common form of the blood clotting disorder hemophilia. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, nine out of 10 people with hemophilia have hemophilia A (<...

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Factor VII Deficiency

Factor VII deficiency is a blood clotting disorder due to a deficiency in factor VII, a protein produced in the liver. It can cause bruising and soft tissue bleeding.

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Factor V Deficiency

Factor V deficiency is a very rare blood clotting disorder that results in slow or prolonged blood clotting after an injury or surgery.

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Factor II Deficiency

Factor II deficiency is a rare blood clotting disorder that can lead to excessive or prolonged bleeding after an injury.

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HELLP Syndrome

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

HELLP syndrome is a group of symptoms that can develop in pregnant women. Learn about HELLP syndrome symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Factor X Deficiency

Factor X deficiency, also called Stuart-Prower factor deficiency, is a condition caused by not having enough of the protein known as factor X in your blood.

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Low Platelet Count (Thrombocytopenia)

A low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. The symptoms can sometimes include severe bleeding.

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Von Willebrand Disease

Von Willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder that occurs due to a deficiency of von Willebrand factor. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

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Christmas Disease (Hemophilia B)

Also called hemophilia B or factor IX hemophilia, Christmas disease is a rare genetic disorder in which your blood does not clot properly. A common symptom is unexplained or excessive bruising.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the progressive and irreversible destruction of the kidneys. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system that occurs when tumors develop from the lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.

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End-Stage Kidney Disease

In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.

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Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can be life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. The condition is sometimes called nephritis.

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Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia affects your white blood cells and weakens your immune system. Read more on this rare blood and bone marrow cancer.

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What You Need to Know About Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes red blood cells to break down sooner than they should.

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