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Is hemophilia fatal

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
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
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilias vary in severity. For a better answer, i would need to know what specific type of hemophilia you are curious about and what level of the a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 6 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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