Types of Bleeding Disorders

Types of Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding Disorders is a general term for a wide range of medical problems that lead to poor clotting and continuous bleeding. Health care providers call these conditions by many different terms, including coagulopathy, abnormal bleeding, and clotting disorders. While hemophilia is the best known bleeding disorder, many types exist, and most are inherited.

In this section, you’ll find more information about the types of bleeding disorders listed below.

Bleeding Disorders Vary Greatly in Severity and Frequency

Each bleeding disorder has its own range of severity, which is generally categorized as mild, moderate, or severe. Approximately 20,000 individuals in the United States have hemophilia and up to 1% to 2% of the population has von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common type of bleeding disorder. Each of these disorders causes bleeding and each can be treated.