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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Clotting problem: Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the person is deficient in one of the body's clotting factors (factor viii for hemophilia a and fac ... Read More
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Dr. Kang Zhang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Clotting disease: Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to clot or stop bleeding. There are many factors involved in clotting and ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: About 17, 000 people in the United States have hemophilia. The blood of a person who has hemophilia, a rare, inherited bleeding disease, lacks a prote ... Read More
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Hemophilia is a lifelong disease, but with proper treatment and self-care, most people with hemophilia can maintain an active, productive lifestyle.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Genetic defect: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder due to abnormal gene for clotting factor viii (hemophilia a) or ix (hemophilia b) that is on the x-chromosome and me ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Inheritance/genetics: Hemophilia is a disorder of clotting due to abnormal genes that are inherited from the mother by the son. Daughters are carriers but generally do not ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Conrad Otto: Families in which the males bled after minor trauma were known from antiquity, but Dr. Otto in 1803 established the pattern of inheritance and is cred ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heredity: Hemophilia is a genetic disease that is passed down in families.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
1:10,000 males: Hemophillia a in about 1:10, 000 males and hemophilia b in about 1:20, 000 males. It is less common in females.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
IV Factor 8 infusion: Factor viii is given IV if and when bleeding occurs, also before and after any contemplated surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Gene for bleeding: The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively. Of variable severity, these people are pr ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very serious: Interferes with blood clotting, so subject can not easily stop bleeding when it occurs. Not just open bleeding, but into joints which when started wil ... Read More
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