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How do you get hemophilia?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heredity: Hemophilia is a genetic disease that is passed down in families.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a genetic disease linked to a defective gene on the x chromosome. Chromosomes come in pairs -- women have two x chromosomes while men have one x and one y chromosome.

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How do you get tests for hemophilia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood test: If suspected any doctor can order a blood test for hemophilia. There are two major types with deficiceny of different clotting factors, hemophilia a has deficincy of factor viii and hemophilia b of factor ix. Most hospital labs can do the testing on blood sample to make the diagnosis.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is hemophilia?

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Dr. Brittany Chan
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Pediatrics 10 years experience
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 factor ix for hemophilia b). Therefore the blood does not clot correctly after an injury. Depending on severity, patients with hemophilia bleed and bruise easily and for a longer time. Some may even bleed into their joints, muscles, or brain.

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