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is hemophilia more frequent to men or women

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
It is more likely: Hemophilia mostly affects men. It is rare but not impossible for a female to have hemophilia. Hemophilia is a sex-linked recessive disorder: the trait ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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No.: As previously mentioned, a homozygous female would be symptomatic. However, 10% of women who are carriers can also be symptomatic because of a phenome ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
X-linked recessive: Ordinary men and Turner women have only one X-chromosome. Ordinary women and Klinefelter men have two X-chromosomes. A person needs one normal X-chrom ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Hemophilia A or B?: Hemophilia a is the most common type of the condition; 1 in 4, 000 to 1 in 5, 000 males worldwide are born with this disorder. Hemophilia b occurs in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes, if the woman is a carrier and the man has hemophilia, statistically 1/2 of their male children and 1/4 of their female children will have hemophi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple possible: outcomes. They could have a daughter with hemophilia. They could have a son with hemophilia. They could have a daughter who is a carrier for hemophili ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Dont do it: Why risk the bleeding from puncturing the epidermis and dermis with repeated needle sticks. THe potential for bleeding is there and this is an electi ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 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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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
48 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

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