Bleeding Disorders in Women: Free Materials When Seeking Care

Resources to Bring to a Healthcare Provider Visit

If you think you have symptoms of a bleeding disorder and have scheduled a visit with your healthcare provider, below are resources that can help you prepare. If you can, bring a few months of your menstrual chartpdf iconexternal icon, so your provider can better understand your bleeding during your periods.

Healthcare Diaryexternal icon

This diary can help you prepare for a visit with a healthcare provider so that you can accurately discuss your health history and current bleeding signs and symptoms.

Better You Know Healthcare Diary

Doctor Visit Preparation Questionsexternal icon

This tool can be used prior to a healthcare visit to help you think of questions that may be helpful when talking to your provider about symptoms, diagnosis, and a treatment plan. It may also help you develop additional questions specific to your experiences.

Better You Know Doctor Visit Preparation

What to Know About Laboratory Testing

Your healthcare provider may refer you to a hematologist. This is a doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. The hematologist will likely do laboratory testing. The Better You Know materials can help you understand and track the testing that may be done.

Guide to Lab Tests, Screening Tools & Health Exams—What Women and Girls Should Know About Getting Tested for Bleeding Symptomsexternal icon

Medical testing to determine if a woman or girl has a bleeding disorder can be complex and the confusing. This booklet provides information about the different types of physical exams and laboratory tests that may be done.

Medical Testing Booklet – What Women and Girls Should Know About Getting Tested for Bleeding Symptoms

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This tool helps you track the types of laboratory tests ordered by healthcare providers when determining if they have a bleeding disorder.

Better You Know Lab Test Log