What causes hemorrhaging?

Hemorrhaging is caused by the blood's inability to form clots. Normally, when blood vessels are injured and bleed, the blood is able to react by having blood platelets stick together and form a clot that stops the bleeding. When blood platelets are unable to do this in a normal way, excessive bleeding may occur even from a slight injury.

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