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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Why am I bleeding for no reason?

07/08/2008

Question:

My 19 year old son has started bleeding from his skin for no reason--no injury, no irritation. A small spot will appear then bleed like crazy for hours. When he has an injury, there is no sign of a bleeding problem.

Answer:

Are you sure there is no associated local trauma to the skin? Generally someone with a siginfiant bleeding problem will bleed after trauma.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University