Overview of Blood Clotting Disorders
(See also How Blood Clots.)
Abnormal bleeding means that people bruise and bleed too easily (see Bruising and Bleeding). Abnormal bleeding can result from disorders of
Clotting disorders occur when the body is unable to make sufficient amounts of the proteins that are needed to help the blood clot, stopping bleeding. These proteins are called clotting factors (coagulation factors). All clotting factors are made in the liver. The liver requires vitamin K to make some of the clotting factors.
Disorders of coagulation can be
The most common hereditary coagulation disorders are
The primary causes of coagulation disorders that develop as a result of another disorder are