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As a child, doctors thought i might have von willebrand disease.

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Easy to Know: Your doctor can do a blood test to see if you have this! see them and put this concern to rest.
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Interesting.: Von willebrand disease is a difficult disease to diagnose. The most typical form is type 1, generating low levels of protein. However, your body can make this protein, and usually the treatment is a medication that "stresses" the body, causing release of von willebrand protein. I have known of several people who have low levels during childhood and the levels normalize later in life.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2015

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