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Can't stop bleeding

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  • Posted By: missbarbiegal23
  • October 8, 2008
  • 01:18 PM

Hi to begin I am a 26 year old female and for the past six to eight months I've noticed some bleeding problems. Seems like every time I get a small scratch or cut it's taking forever to heal. The cuts bleed and stay open for a long time and most don't scab up. Even the slightest stratch or acne breakout lately has started to scar. I have also noticed a slight rash on my forearms. It doesn't hurt but consists of small red bumps that slowly reduce in redness, but most have started to leave scars too.


I've also been really tired yet it's hard to fall and stay asleep. I have joint pain that seems to bounce around as well. I have some lymph node swelling in my neck but the last blood tests I had done (in July) did not show an abnormal white blood cell count. My red cell was slightly high as well as my SED rate. Also my cycle has become increasing heavy and long, as if they are falling into each other.


I've been to the doctor who told me it was Mono. However after I told him I'd allready had the illness twice before he changed his tune. Chalked it up to a virus and swept me out the door. So I'm wondering should I go see an OB/GYN, an oncologist/hemotologist, or just find a new family doctor? Any suggestions? I'm getting tired of being tired.

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  • I would start with a good internal medicine doctor (internist) rather than an ob/gyn or a specialist like an oncologist. Do you take aspirin a lot or any drug like Coumadin? Those are bloodthinners. However, I would definitely go for a workup for vitamin K or clotting factors.
    JennNYC 14 Replies
    • October 8, 2008
    • 05:06 PM
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  • I only take a women's multi-vitamin. Strange thing is the doctor that blew me off was an internist. Maybe I just picked the wrong one to go to.
    missbarbiegal23 6 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 01:01 AM
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  • Sorry your having these problems. I would also have the thyroid, sugar, and iron/ferritin levels looked into. Its possible to have anemia, from the heavy monthly cycles. Hope you feel better soon.~~JerseyLymie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 11:35 AM
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  • Excess bleeding is called coagulopathy. Von Willebrand disease comes to mind. But it can be caused by many things. Try here: http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/coagulopathy/symptoms.htm Get a second opinion.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 07:44 PM
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  • Thanks to all who replied.
    missbarbiegal23 6 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 04:11 AM
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  • Have you checked your blood sugar level? I would strongly recommend getting a blood and urine test done for sugar. The symptoms you describe seem a lot like those associated with Diabetes II. Hi to begin I am a 26 year old female and for the past six to eight months I've noticed some bleeding problems. Seems like every time I get a small scratch or cut it's taking forever to heal. The cuts bleed and stay open for a long time and most don't scab up. Even the slightest stratch or acne breakout lately has started to scar. I have also noticed a slight rash on my forearms. It doesn't hurt but consists of small red bumps that slowly reduce in redness, but most have started to leave scars too. I've also been really tired yet it's hard to fall and stay asleep. I have joint pain that seems to bounce around as well. I have some lymph node swelling in my neck but the last blood tests I had done (in July) did not show an abnormal white blood cell count. My red cell was slightly high as well as my SED rate. Also my cycle has become increasing heavy and long, as if they are falling into each other. I've been to the doctor who told me it was Mono. However after I told him I'd allready had the illness twice before he changed his tune. Chalked it up to a virus and swept me out the door. So I'm wondering should I go see an OB/GYN, an oncologist/hemotologist, or just find a new family doctor? Any suggestions? I'm getting tired of being tired.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 09:00 PM
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  • I live in the mojave desert area. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
    missbarbiegal23 6 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 11:39 PM
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  • I Suggest you to have your Blood Sugar level checked. You might be diabetic patient since long and you are unaware of this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 20, 2011
    • 02:27 PM
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