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Nosebleeds, Unexplained (Epistaxis)

What Is Epistaxis? Epistaxis, or nosebleed, is a feature of secondary hemostasis (blood clotting) characterized by fragility of a plexus of blood vessels in the antero-inferior septum (just inside nostril) and/or abnormal blood coagulation. What Is Epistaxis In Celiac Disease ...

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Bruising, Easy (Ecchymosis)

What Is Easy Bruising? Ecchymosis, or easy bruising, is a feature of impaired secondary hemostasis (blood clotting) characterized by subcutaneous bleeding (under the skin) in response to light trauma. Q: What causes easy bruising? A: Easy bruising is the direct ...

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Hypoprothrombinemia (Low Prothrombin Level)

What Is Hypoprothrombinemia? Hypoprothrombinemia is a deficiency of prothrombin (clotting factor II) in the blood that is characterized by impaired hemostasis in response to trauma or a laceration. Q: What is hemostasis and how is it altered by a deficiency of prothrombin? A: Hemostasis ...

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Coagulation Factors, Low

What Are Low Coagulation Factors? Coagulation factors II, VII, IX, X found in blood are essential for normal blood clotting.  Low coagulation factors on blood assay indicate an altered secondary coagulation disorder that is characterized by impaired clot formation. Each coagulation factor ...

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Prolonged Prothrombin Time (PT): definition

A blood test result showing that blood clots too slowly due to vitamin K deficiency. It is an atypical symptom of celiac disease. Click  for full description.

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Osteoporosis: definition

A metabolic bone disorder characterized by diminished bone mass (density) with retention of normal cell appearance, but fragile strength, and high bone turnover caused by deficiency of calcium and vitamin D in particular and other micronutrients that include:  copper, magnesium, ...

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Mouth Sores (Oral Mucosal Lesions), Chronic: definition

Disorders of the mouth that are characterized by alterations in and sores of the mucosal lining of the mouth resulting from contact with gluten in food and any of the following nutrient deficiencies: iron, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamin (B1), Riboflavin ...

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Muscle Pain and Tenderness: definition

A disorder of muscle tissue resulting from multiple nutritional deficiencies; also autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and dermatomyositis. Click for full description.

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