Hemorrhaging disorders may be serious without treatment. Having a hemorrhaging disorder means that your blood doesn't clot the way it should after an injury. When blood doesn't clot the way it should, bleeding can become excessive and lead to severe blood loss. Even a minor injury could bleed excessively.
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Should pregnant women take anticoagulants?
Anticoagulants, which thin the blood, are an effective way to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition for which pregnant women are at increased risk throughout pregnancy and for up to six weeks after pregnancy. However, one common blood thinner, warfarin, should not be prescribed to pregnant women. Pregnant women may be prescribed heparin, an injected anticoagulant.
What is blood made of?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredBlood is made up of water, nutrients, hormones and other signaling agents, and several cellular elements -- red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets (and sometimes white cells) are the cells we have to watch out for when it comes to cardiovascular disease. Platelets are covered by an enzyme that, when activated, causes them to stick to other platelets and form a clot.
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