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Muscle spasms causing hard to talk and walk - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hey there, I am 18 and a female. For years i have been having these episodes where when i stand up i basically almost pass out and my legs buckle and i cant stand, talk or anything. I also get muscle spasms in my toes all the time when i go swimming. I bruise like a peach and my scabs last for months and always scar. I have bad circulation (blue and purple feet and hands happen often) when a scab bleeds it bleeds for a long time (30 minutes) i have been getting nosebleeds, headaches, muscle pains and weakness as well as i have been having a hard time focusing. any idea?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hey there
Doctor :   have thse symptoms gotten worse over time
User :   yep, over the past 2 months they have been. which when i started realizing that they weren't normal
Doctor :   ok well in your specific case it can be a bleeding disorder
Doctor :   have you sought any medical help ?
User :   yes. i spent a night in emergency because they were concerned about the headaches and i had a catscan and mri done to check my brain which were fine and then i saw a neurologist and my nervous system is fine and my family doctor wants to do blood tests on me
User :   i just wanted to see what the symptoms may possibly be
Doctor :   yes from the history you have given me it clearly indicates a bleeding disorder
Doctor :   a blood test is the next best step
User :   any clue of what it could possibly be?
Doctor :   does any body else in the family has similar problems
User :   my mom always had the scaring problem as well but thats about it
Doctor :   it can be a plate function defect
Doctor :   where the clotting of blood is not sufficient
Doctor :   dont worry once the tests are done
Doctor :   we can pinpoint teh condition
Doctor :   and you will be treated accordingly
User :   alright, thank you
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   tale care
Doctor :   take **
User :   you as well!
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye bye
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