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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Hemostasis is the body’s system for controlling bleeding and clotting. Normally, a delicate balance exists. Too much clotting (thrombophilia) could cause dangerous blood clots to form, but not enough clotting could result in serious bleeding problems. The body has several mechanisms to maintain the right amount of bleeding and clotting. However, abnormalities in this control process can disrupt the balance and lead to excessive bleeding or clotting.

Throughout the course of a normal day, your blood vessels sustain many minor injuries of which you are not aware. When a blood vessel is damaged, your body triggers a cascade of cl