Unexplained/Excessive Bleeding From Cuts or Wounds

Understand your unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds symptoms, including 9 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 9 Possible Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

9 Possible Unexplained/Excessive Bleeding From Cuts Or Wounds Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: joint pain, spontaneous bone pain, thigh pain, hip pain that comes and goes, fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

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

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.

Rarity: Ultra 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

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: being severely ill, rectal bleeding, red stool, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, unexplained bruising

Symptoms that always occur with immune thrombocytopenia: being severely ill

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Liver cancer

Liver cancer can be caused by a primary cancer of liver cells or metastatic cancer to the liver from another part of the body. Primary liver cancer is almost always caused by an underlying chronic condition affecting the liver (virus, toxins, etc).

Many liver cancers do not start causing symptoms un...

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Hemophilia b

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder caused by missing or dysfunctional proteins, called factors, that are responsible for clotting blood and preventing excessive bleeding.

There are two main types of hemophilia — hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Although the two types have very similar signs and symptoms...

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Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anemia occurs when the body stops creating enough blood cells

Rarity: Ultra 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

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is also called acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL. It is a cancer that starts in the bone marrow where new white blood cells, or lymphocytes, are formed. Normal white blood cells are blocked and cancerous cells formed instead, causing the symptoms of the disease.

This blood cancer, or leukemia, can spread quickly through the bloodstream to other organs in the body.

ALL is caused by a genetic abnormality, which can be hereditary or can be acquired through overexposure to radiation. The disease is most common in young children and most are cured after treatment.

Symptoms include fatigue; shortness of breath; fever; aching extremities; unexplained bruising; and tiny red spots under the skin (petechiae.)

ALL can start and spread quickly, so it is important for the patient to see a medical provider at the earliest symptoms.

Diagnosis is made through blood tests and bone marrow tests.

Treatment involves some combination of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Stem cell transplantation may be an option following the chemotherapy.

Rarity: Ultra 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

Side-effect(s) of chemotherapy

Unfortunately, chemotherapy has many side-effects, ranging from hair loss to fatigue to nausea. This occurs because the treatment affects not only diseased cells but also healthy cells.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, arthralgias or myalgias, dizziness, sore throat

Symptoms that never occur with side-effect(s) of chemotherapy: headache resulting from a head injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Unexplained/Excessive Bleeding From Cuts Or Wounds

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • 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?
  • Do you have a rash?
  • Do you have any issues with bruising?
  • Have you been hospitalized with an infection more than once?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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:

  • 10% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
  • 8% Vaginal Bleeding
  • 6% Vaginal Discharge

People who have experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds were most often matched with:

  • 40% Inherited Immune Deficiency
  • 30% Gaucher'S Disease
  • 30% Hemophilia A

People who have experienced unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds had symptoms persist for:

  • 38% Less than a day
  • 34% Less than a week
  • 12% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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