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I am having a surgical extraction of a tooth and am worried about bleeding because once I had a mole removed and the doctor cauterized the area to stop the bleeding, and then I had a cervical polyp removed and the OBGYN as well cauterized. Is this normal practice or sign of a bleeding problem? Even after cauterizing I still bled for a week after the polyp was removed. I saw my physician assistant today and she looked at my past bloodwork and said my platelet count is good so I am good to go, meaning that must have ruled out any bleeding disorder. Does a normal platelet count mean I am OK and get the extraction done? thanks

Dear Adrienne,

Unfortunately, a normal platelet count is not the only factor in blood clotting. Certain medications, alcohol intake, and factors within the fibrin system can alter your ability to clot. It would be in your best interest to see a hematologist for blood tests to idebtify why you do not clot well.  

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