Common Bleeding Disorders

Excessive or prolonged bleeding may result from:

  1. extremely fragile blood vessels;
  2. decreased number of platelets or impaired platelet function;
  3. abnormalities in the blood clotting coagulation factors;
  4. defects in the fibrinolytic pathway; or
  5. a combination of these.

The following information provides an overview of the various abnormalities in the hemostatic system.