Bleeding Disorders Diagnosed and Treated by Top Oncologists in Baltimore

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Bleeding disorders, also known as coagulopathy, are diagnosed and treated by medical oncologists at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, MD. Our Center is dedicated to providing patients comprehensive treatment and individualized care.

About the Condition

Bleeding disorders are also known as coagulopathy, abnormal bleeding and clotting disorders. These disorders are characterized by the inability to form blood clots, which leads to continuous bleeding.  In the United States, the most common bleeding disorders are Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Bleeding disorders are acquired or inherited.   

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

People with bleeding disorders are inclined to bleed longer than normal. Symptoms of bleeding disorders may include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Excessive bruising
  • Easy bleeding
  • Nose bleeds
  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Black stools
  • Broken blood vessels in the skin

Your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam that will include symptoms and family history. A variety of blood tests are performed to diagnose the type of bleeding disorders.

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Treatment Options

The physicians at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy will discuss the best treatment option for your specific bleeding disorder. Currently, there is no cure for bleeding disorders.  However, there are treatment options available to help control your symptoms. These treatment options include:

  • Hormones
  • Medications
  • Plasma injections