Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Get small painful bleeds usually on fingers. Underlying cause?

May 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 4909 Questions
For some time now I get small bleeds usually on my fingers, but the last one was on the neck of my big toe. It was painful, as they always are but it doesn't last long, and although I couldn't see anything at the time it was a definite quite big black area next day. I am a fit active 73 yr. old but I am curious to know what causes this & if there is any deficiency that I should look into. Thank you.
Posted Tue, 15 Oct 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Coagulation profile

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
The possible causes for your problem are :
- Intake of any anticoagulant drugs like aspirin.
- Deficiency of coagulation factors.
If there is no history of drug intake, you consult physician once and go for blood investigations for coagulation profile.
This should include bleeding time, clotting time, INR, APTT, platelet count, fibrinogen levels etc.
Possibly by these investigations your problem can be identified and treated.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the answer, please give your review at the end of the discussion.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Hematologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor