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Is hemophilia a terminal disease

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
NO: The HIV epidemic affected many hemophiliacs but those that survived through that time and those diagnosed after the HIV epidemic was fully realized ha... Read More
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 years experience
No: With proper treatment, one can live a long and fulfilling life. Please see you doctor for additional information, as this can be a complicated illnes... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Bleeding disorder: Classical hemophilia, also called hemophilia a, is a bleeding disorder due to deficiency of clotting factor viii and affects boys almost exclusively. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics 16 years experience
X-linked vs. others: Hemophilia and color blindness are inherited through x-chromosome. This means that females (who have two x chromosomes, which makes them females) are ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Many viral induced: If a disease is not congenital then it is secondary to a chemical or infectious process. Latter is seen from MMTV virus causing breast Cancer, Prosta... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Different but....: Related. Vwf is a glycoprotein important for primary hemostasis. It cross links collagen at a site of injury with gpib on platelets. Deficiency leads ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other proced... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes but there is a risk of excess bleeding.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. Tha... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Probably not: Most people would think of disorders that make people more likely to clot (such as factor v leiden abnormality) as 'thrombotic.' hemophilia makes peop... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many causes for bleeding disorders, hemophilia is one of many. Your doctor can begin the evaluation but you may need to see a hematologist ... Read More

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