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My son has symptoms prior to a brain hemorhage. Low red blood

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My son has symptoms prior to a brain hemorhage. Low red blood count alternating with low platelet count. Nosebleeds sporadically over 2 years. Noticeable brusing ( recent months) and attacks of rapid heartbeat accompanied by a extreme shortness of breath ( 3 years to current). His liver enzymes were elevated for a couple of years also. He drank moderately. His body apparently not breaking down the alcohol. He exhibited jaundice noticeably after the event but not before The attending hematologist said he had a bleeding disorder but could diagnosis because of the multiple transfusions of blood and platelets. I believe he was O-Negative and received O positive blood also. He did have a bout of infectuous mono in his teens. He was 35 and passed recently. My question is, do these symptoms indicate a specific disease.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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no, his symptoms don't point to a specific disease

he needs to see another hematologist or a university hematologist and get blood testing to check for bleeding disorder and factor deficiency

he could also be having anxiety attacks or panic attacks separately

he might need a liver biopsy to help with diagnosis.

is he willing to travel to a large city university NHS center to see a hematologist there for more testing?