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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 40-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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly intern ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience in General Practice
Bleeding disorder: Acquired hemophilia is when the body spontaneously makes autoantibodies (a signal that tells the immune response to respond to one of the body's norma ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: There are two types of hemophilia (besides the a, b, c) - genetic (the most common and well-known) and acquired. Genetic is just that - it's from bir ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Examination/ testing: The first step in diagnosing hemophilia is an interview with the patient. During that interview, the physician records the medical history of the pati ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Sex linked disorder: Hemophilia is inherited disorder of bleeding. Hemophilia a, deficiency of factor viii is commoner than hemophilia b due to deficiency of factor ix. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in Pathology
Yes: There are many congenital factor deficiencies. The ones that are called hemophilia are known as a, b, and c. These are due to the loss of factors vi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Inherited disease: A person is born with hemophilia. It is not an acquired disorder. If you were not born with it, you will not get it.

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