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10 Potential Unexplained / Excessive Bleeding From Cuts or Wounds 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.Immune Thrombocytopenia

    Platelets are tiny cells in the blood that help form blood clots and seal minor cuts and wounds. Immune thrombocytopenia, also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), is a condition where there are not enough platelets in the blood, causing easy bruising and tiny reddish purple dots on the skin from bleeding under the surface.

    This is a complex condition that requires consultation from a doctor to determine its course.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, rectal bleeding, red stool, unexplained bruising, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds
    Symptoms that always occur with immune thrombocytopenia:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Liver Cancer

    Liver neoplasm is a disorder of the liver. The liver is essential to metabolic processes and is responsible for filtering and cleaning blood.

    The treatment & prognosis for liver neoplasm vary and are dependent on the disease severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.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
  5. 5.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

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  6. 6.Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (Cml)

    Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are cells that help fight disease. The disease has broad symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weakness, and pain in the left upper part of the abdomen.

    The prognosis is improved for those receiving medication such as imatinib, and 9 out of 10 people survive up to 5 years, according to a recent study. Consult with an oncologist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, shortness of breath, unintentional weight loss, feeling of fullness early in a meal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells. This disease most commonly affects children between the ages of 2-5 years, and is a much more rare disease in adults. People with this disease get sick very rapidly. First, they feel fatigue and dizziness, and eventually the disease leads to bone marrow failure.

    Prognosis is highly variable and dependent on the individual, so a consultation from an oncologist is required.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fever, severe fatigue
    Symptoms that never occur with acute lymphoblastic leukemia:
    inflamed throat
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  8. 8.Aplastic Anemia

    Aplastic anemia occurs when the body stops creating enough blood cells

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, racing heart beat, fever, severe fatigue, new headache
    Symptoms that always occur with aplastic anemia:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  9. 9.Inherited Immune Deficiency

    Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency is a rare genetic condition where white blood cells are unable to correctly navigate to a site of infection. As a result, people with this condition are highly susceptible to infections, especially on the skin.

    Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency is a chronic disease, and thus precautions must be taken throughout life to avoid infection.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, slow wound healing
    Symptoms that always occur with inherited immune deficiency:
    slow wound healing
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.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 Unexplained / Excessive Bleeding From Cuts or Wounds

  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Lie down on your right side and have someone press deeply under your left rib cage (on the border between the back and stomach). Do you feel a large lump right below your lowest left rib that isn't normally there?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Unexplained / Excessive Bleeding From Cuts or Wounds Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds have also experienced:

    • 11% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
    • 8% Vaginal Bleeding
    • 7% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Day
    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds were most often matched with:

    • 6% Liver Cancer
  • 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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