Tori Spelling's "rare bleeding disorder"
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Tori Spelling's "rare bleeding disorder"

  1. #1
    Posting Addict Spacers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    My avatar is the tai chi -- a symbol of the eternal cycle of life
    Posts
    16,495

    Default Tori Spelling's "rare bleeding disorder"

    This is kind of a fluff debate...

    Tori Spelling recently delivered her fourth child, her fourth c-section, and was re-hospitalized about two weeks later for emergency surgery after her c-section scar split open. She's now talking about the experience and I've noticed that all the articles talk about her "brush with death" from a "rare bleeding disorder," which they then identify as being placenta previa.

    Placenta previa is not rare, nor is it a bleeding disorder, nor it is a disorder at all. And it's even more common after multiple c-sections and in a pregnancy soon after a c-section, both of which Ms. Spelling did.

    So, is this a case of a pseudo-celebrity coming up with something dramatic to try to stay in the spotlight? Clueless (or childless?) editors who can't seem to use a dictionary? Should she be doing some kind of "don't do what I did" PSA along with her story? Giving Tori the benefit of the doubt, I suppose it's possible that she has a rare bleeding disorder and placenta previa but I find it highly unlikely that a life-threatening bleeding disorder would crop up now instead of in her first pregnancy, kwim?

    Tori Spelling and her son almost didn’t survive pregnancy | CelebrityContent.com
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

  2. #2
    Posting Addict GloriaInTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    7,599

    Default

    I think good journalism does not exist anymore. I don't think Tori Spelling had anything to do with it, I think the writer of the article didn't do proper research and was more interested in getting a sensational story.
    Rivergallery likes this.
    Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
    Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
    Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013


    I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson

  3. #3
    Prolific Poster ftmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,378

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think good journalism does not exist anymore. I don't think Tori Spelling had anything to do with it, I think the writer of the article didn't do proper research and was more interested in getting a sensational story.
    This. But also, it is possible for a bleeding disorder to come and go. I cant remember the name of the one my Mom has, but when my sister was tested for it right before surgery, they told her they would give her clotting drugs anyways, as you can test negative for it, and then when under stress it can suddenly re-appear. I would think that 2 pregnancies and c-sec in a short time could cause stress on your body and cause something to crop up.
    Kyla
    Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)

  4. #4
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    This. But also, it is possible for a bleeding disorder to come and go. I cant remember the name of the one my Mom has, but when my sister was tested for it right before surgery, they told her they would give her clotting drugs anyways, as you can test negative for it, and then when under stress it can suddenly re-appear. I would think that 2 pregnancies and c-sec in a short time could cause stress on your body and cause something to crop up.
    Ya. I don't have any 'rare clotting disorder' per se, but last time I had blood taken my prothrombin time was up, meaning it was taking longer than normal for my blood to clot. It was just a one-time fluke thing for me. No disorder involved.

    That said, (and I always like Stacey's debate topics, btw) I think the media is doing a darn good job selling newspapers and mags, and making money. I doubt Tori had much to do with it. However, the bit about the previa and 'bleeding disorder' had to get out there somehow. Was it Tori/Dean who talked about it first? Probably.

  5. #5
    Posting Addict Spacers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    My avatar is the tai chi -- a symbol of the eternal cycle of life
    Posts
    16,495

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    This. But also, it is possible for a bleeding disorder to come and go. I cant remember the name of the one my Mom has, but when my sister was tested for it right before surgery, they told her they would give her clotting drugs anyways, as you can test negative for it, and then when under stress it can suddenly re-appear. I would think that 2 pregnancies and c-sec in a short time could cause stress on your body and cause something to crop up.
    I'd like to know what this is because I've never heard of any bleeding disorder that "comes & goes" like this. You have it, or you don't. You might not have the problems associated with it if you aren't under stress, but you still have it. My sister has a clotting disorder which is aggravated by stress, but the reality is that everyone's blood clotting is reduced under stress, it's just not as severe so we don't notice it. On a normal day my sister could cut her finger & be able to put a bandaid on it; on a very stressful day, if she cuts her finger, she has to put a clotting compound on it and might have to wrap it tightly to stop the bleeding. But she still always has it, and it was diagnosed when she had her very first surgery, which in her case was a tonsillectomy at age four.
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

  6. #6
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,219

    Default

    I think most of this is media and not Tori Spelling (who I don't care for that much anyway so I'm not pro-Tori lol).

    The article I read also stated that along with the previa she had bleeds throughout this pregnancy and was admitted for bed rest where they found out about the placenta previa.

    This article just messed it all up.

  7. #7
    Posting Addict Spacers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    My avatar is the tai chi -- a symbol of the eternal cycle of life
    Posts
    16,495

    Default

    Placenta previa can cause bleeding throughout one's pregnancy, and the usual remedy is bedrest. That doesn't make it a bleeding disorder.
    ClairesMommy likes this.
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

  8. #8
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Placenta previa can cause bleeding throughout one's pregnancy, and the usual remedy is bedrest. That doesn't make it a bleeding disorder.
    Yes. When I think of bleeding disorder to me it means there's something abnormal about the blood itself. Yes, you can bleed a lot with previa, but it doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the blood.

  9. #9
    Community Host Alissa_Sal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Debating Away on the Debate Board!
    Posts
    11,771

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'd like to know what this is because I've never heard of any bleeding disorder that "comes & goes" like this. You have it, or you don't. You might not have the problems associated with it if you aren't under stress, but you still have it. My sister has a clotting disorder which is aggravated by stress, but the reality is that everyone's blood clotting is reduced under stress, it's just not as severe so we don't notice it. On a normal day my sister could cut her finger & be able to put a bandaid on it; on a very stressful day, if she cuts her finger, she has to put a clotting compound on it and might have to wrap it tightly to stop the bleeding. But she still always has it, and it was diagnosed when she had her very first surgery, which in her case was a tonsillectomy at age four.
    When I had my second m/c, we started doing a bunch of testing. We found that a bunch of my clotting factors were elevated (meaning I was much more likely to suffer a blood clot.) They couldn't figure out exactly what was wrong with me, so we kept testing, and I went to see a well known specialist in clotting disorders in our area who also could not identify exactly what was wrong with me. Then, about 6 months after the whole ordeal began (and keep in mind we had been doing the same tests over and over again on a monthly basis) my tests started coming back normal again. No idea what caused the abnormal clotting factors, no idea what made things go back to normal. No clue. So I think that some disorders may be a little more complicated than simply "you have them or you don't." I never had any problems with blood clots prior to my first m/c, and my pregnancy with T was completely healthy and normal. And then bang, I seem to have an unknown clotting disorder, and then bang again, suddenly it's gone again. The human body is weird.

    Having said that, I have no idea whether or not Tori Spelling actually has/had a bleeding disorder.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

    Got an opinion? We've got a board! Come join us for some lively debate on the Face Off! Debate Arena board.

  10. #10
    Prolific Poster ftmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,378

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'd like to know what this is because I've never heard of any bleeding disorder that "comes & goes" like this. You have it, or you don't. You might not have the problems associated with it if you aren't under stress, but you still have it. My sister has a clotting disorder which is aggravated by stress, but the reality is that everyone's blood clotting is reduced under stress, it's just not as severe so we don't notice it. On a normal day my sister could cut her finger & be able to put a bandaid on it; on a very stressful day, if she cuts her finger, she has to put a clotting compound on it and might have to wrap it tightly to stop the bleeding. But she still always has it, and it was diagnosed when she had her very first surgery, which in her case was a tonsillectomy at age four.
    Your right. You do either have it or not, but this disorder (I promise to call my sister this afternoon and ask) only shows itself under extreme stress. So my mom is fine in everyday life, even through birth etc, but when she had her appendix out (so she was sick already and then underwent surgery) they couldnt control the bleeding and needed to give her blood. This is the only time it has manifested for her. Same thing with my Grandmother, she has been fine most of her life, but had a bleeding ulcer when I was a child that she almost died from due to blood loss.
    Kyla
    Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions