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8 Potential Prolonged Bleeding Causes

  1. 1.Hemophilia a

    Hemophilia A is an inherited (genetic) disorder which causes the blood to have a deficiency or absence of coagulation factor VIII, which is a protein that is needed to create blood clots. This can result in bleeding that starts on its own, or uncontrollable bleeding after trauma or surgery.

    Lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, difficulty moving the shoulder, rectal bleeding, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, pink/blood-tinged urine
    Symptoms that always occur with hemophilia a:
    unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Cells in the lymph nodes or bone marrow grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.

    Curable but survival rates are variable depending on the subtype.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that never occur with non-hodgkin lymphoma:
    groin lump that comes and goes, shrinking groin lump, armpit lump that comes and goes, shrinking armpit lump, neck lump that comes and goes, shrinking neck bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Hemophilia b

    Hemophilia B is an inherited (genetic) disorder which causes the blood to have a deficiency or absence of coagulation factor IX, which is a protein that is needed to create blood clots. This can result in bleeding that starts on its own, or uncontrollable bleeding after trauma or surgery.

    Lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, difficulty moving the shoulder, rectal bleeding, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, prolonged bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Cells in the lymph nodes or bone marrow grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.

    Curable but survival rates are variable depending on the subtype.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that never occur with non-hodgkin lymphoma:
    groin lump that comes and goes, shrinking groin lump, armpit lump that comes and goes, shrinking armpit lump, neck lump that comes and goes, shrinking neck bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Gaucher's Disease

    Gaucher's disease is the result of a buildup of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly the spleen and liver. This causes these organs to become much larger than normal and can affect their function.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, spontaneous bone pain, thigh pain, hip pain that comes and goes, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Cells in the lymph nodes or bone marrow grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.

    Curable but survival rates are variable depending on the subtype.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), fever, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that never occur with non-hodgkin lymphoma:
    neck lump that comes and goes, shrinking neck bump, armpit lump that comes and goes, shrinking armpit lump, groin lump that comes and goes, shrinking groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    There are many different cells of the immune system. At times, there can be too many of one or more of them.

    Uncertain

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, fever, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Prolonged Bleeding

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?

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Prolonged Bleeding Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced prolonged bleeding have also experienced:

    • 15% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 14% Vaginal Bleeding
    • 6% Irregular Period
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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