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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a c ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Apl : it is not inherited. But like all cancers, it is caused by disorder of the genes....The why of it is unknown.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No way to answer: Any thromboembolism can be fatal, and most can be treated with anticoagulation. That being said, to answer your question you have to know where the th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Thrombolic disorders: I'm not sure which term you are wanting to indicate. Thromboembolic disorders throw blood clots to the lung or other tissues (like brain [a stroke]. T ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience in Hepatology
Need more info: Cirrhosis can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience in Phlebology
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
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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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in Radiation Oncology
CLL : Cll is a very slow growing type of cancer. Most patients are diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease and more than half of them will live a 12 ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Leukemia: It's hard to tell as it takes different course in different patients. Some have more, some have less expectancy. It's easier to estimate when it's end ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kornguth
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes, unfortunately: Stage IV cancers mean that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. While these cancers often cause death, many stage IV cancers can be trea ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None: Hemophilia is treated with recombinant factor viii, however, it is not a cure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: In 70 to 80 percent of cases. The availability of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gleevec (imatinib) has moved transplant to 3rd line treatment
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Almost never: Common myelofibrosis and its cousin myeloid metaplasia are almost always sporadic. There are a few genetic marrow-failure syndromes but these are fair ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Primary idiopathic myelofibrosis is under umbreall of myeloproliferative neiplasm-where for some unknown reasons, there is uncontrolled increased prod ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgic ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lengthy: Modern medicine can replace the missing clotting factor giving hemophiliacs a normal life expectancy. Treatment for problems is also excellent and so ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Robinson
20 years experience in Pulmonology
COPD: COPD is an acronym for a number of diseases that lead to progressive lung function loss, breathing problems, and disability in many patients at risk d ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience in Palliative Care
Rarely: Behçet’s disease is likely a vasculitis problem that results in ulcers, typically in or around mucous membranes (like the mouth). Prognosis has great ... Read More
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