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How does von willebrand affect delivery?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May increase bleed: Von willebrand's condition is a hereditary problem with blood clotting. People who have it may have increased bleeding with injuries or dental or medical procedures. Women who have it may have heavy or prolonged periods and may bleed extra after delivery. Blood tests can show how much trouble you may have clotting and a medication can be given to make your blood clot better if you need a c/s.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
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Dr. Marvin Den
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Bleeding disorder: If you mean von willbrand's factor, it is a test for a bleeding factor tendency. The person is likely seeing a hematologist for a bleeding workup.

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