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what is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Investigate: Most people with hht just have dilated tiny blood vessels visible in their skin, but the abnormal blood vessels can occur anywhere in the body and you would want to have a doctor investigate, especially to make sure you don't have a vascular lesion or aneurism in the brain that could cause more serious trouble.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Drs, how do you detect hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Robert Patterson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
HHT Normal Life: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Rare gene disorder: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and organs. It may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding, and various other problems like arteriovenous malformations.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I was just wondering how bad is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Not that bad: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom.

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