Bleeding Disorders in Women: Free Materials about Signs and Symptoms
Up to 1% of women may have a bleeding disorder. This means that 1.6 million (or about 1 in every 100) women and girls in the United States have a bleeding disorder, many of whom are undiagnosed. Bleeding problems can be prevented or controlled with treatment. If you have symptoms of a bleeding disorder, talk to your doctor.
Heavy bleeding can be a health risk. Untreated bleeding disorders can cause dangerous bleeding during dental work, injury, childbirth, miscarriage, or any surgery whether minor or major. Finding out that you have a bleeding disorder and getting the medical help you need can improve your daily quality of life and reduce stress. Use the free materials below to see if you have signs and symptoms of a bleeding disorder.
Risk Assessment Tool
Take the online risk assessment toolexternal icon to determine if you may be at risk for having a bleeding disorder. This assessment tool is short, just 12 questions, and will tell you if your symptoms show if you may be at risk for having a bleeding disorder. We have information and resources available, so get started now on your journey to feeling better.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
About 1 in 5 women in the United States experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding (heavy periods) may be the most noticeable symptom of a bleeding disorder. If left untreated, heavy menstrual bleeding can place women and girls at an increased risk for health problems.
The purpose of this brochure is to increase knowledge and awareness among teenage girls of the differences between a normal menstrual cycle (period) and an abnormal menstrual cycle and the signs and symptoms of a bleeding disorder in girls.
Heavy menstrual bleeding (heavy periods) may be the most noticeable symptom of a bleeding disorder. This chart can help you track your bleeding during a menstrual cycle (period) to help determine if you are experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding.
Spread the Word
These postcards are designed to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders among women and girls. Share these postcards with other women and girls so they can also know more about bleeding disorders. It’s better when you know.