Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. Some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly. Read more on MedlinePlus.gov.
After being on prednisone for a year and then having my spleen taken out to stabilize my hemolytic anemia things progressively got better. Although I had problems off and on but nothing major until 2000. I then had a major flare-up, blood clots etc and was at that time dx's with Lupus.
Hemophilia (heem-o-FILL-ee-ah) is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time than others after an injury. You also may bleed inside your body (internally), especially in your knees, ankles, and elbows.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is an immune disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally. This condition is now more commonly referred to as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). ITP can cause excessive bruising and bleeding. An unusually low level of platelets, or thrombocytes, in the blood results in ITP.
In some types of myelodysplastic syndrome, only 1 kind of blood cell is abnormal or low in number, such as red blood cells. In other kinds of MDS, more than 1 type of blood cell is involved. The number of "blasts" in the bone marrow and blood. Blasts are blood cells that didn't mature fully and don’t work properly.
But in HHT, the blood vessels can allow small blood clots to make their way to the brain. Low iron levels 'double stroke risk' The investigators found that patients with moderately low iron levels (6 micromoles per liter) had double the risk of stroke, compared with patients with iron levels deemed middle of the normal range (7-27 micromoles per liter).