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21 Dec 2004

son bleeding
My son, aged 15, had severe nosebleeds about 2-3 years ago, but our gp said it's nothing to worry about. Recently, however, I noticed that he tends to bleed quite a lot when he got injured. For example: the other day he cut himself while shaving. Usually the bleeding of this kind of cut stops within a few minutes. He was still bleeding about and hour later, and I was quite shocked to see that the tissue he was pressing on the cut was soaked with blood. I called our gp for advise and again he assured me that I have nothing to worry about. I am worried though, this does not seem normal to me. Should I take him for some sort of check-up and maybe get a second opinion on this?
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01 Jan 0001

Lohna, bleeding for an hour after having nicked yourself with a razor isn’t normal. It might be a sign of anaemia, a blood clotting disorder, a bone marrow disorder, vitamin deficiency, etc. I think the best would be to get a second opinion from a different doctor just to make sure. Good luck.
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