Symptoms & Signs
- Bleeding in joints
- Excessive bleeding after injury or surgery
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Diagnosis & Tests
If the health care provider suspects a bleeding disorder, laboratory tests can determine the type and extent. This disorder usually shows up in childhood, often at birth.
- Bleeding time
- Clotting time
- Fibrinogen levels
- Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
- Prothrombin time (PT)
- Reptilase time
- Thrombin time
All of these tests are abnormal in afibrinogenemia.
Review Date : 3/2/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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