Information contained on this page is provided by NewsUSA, an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.(NewsUSA/HealthyWomen.org) - As a little girl, Kristin Prior came to view what others may have seen as out of the ordinary as normal: The slightest tap or bump would result in a severe bruise, and nosebleeds came often and without warning. As a teenager and into adulthood, Kristin's menstrual periods would be long, heavy and burdensome. Often, these symptoms kept her from taking part in activities with friends and family or left her worried about what she might encounter when she did.