Bleeding Easily: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 10/7/2020

Bleeding easily is usually the result of a bleeding disorder, many of which are inherited conditions such as hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. Bleeding disorders are conditions in which the ability of the blood to clot normally is impaired. Bleeding disorders can range from mild to severe. Poor nutrition or liver disease can also be causes of easy bleeding.

Symptoms and signs often related to bleeding disorders include

Women may experience heavy menstrual bleeding. People with bleeding disorders often have excessive bleeding following surgery, tooth extraction, or trauma.

Other causes of bleeding easily

Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.