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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Overview)

A disorder in which blood doesn't clot normally.


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How do you get hemophilia?

How do you get hemophilia?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Susumu Inoue
123 Doctors shared insights

Hemophilia (Overview)

A disorder in which blood doesn't clot normally.


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What is hemophilia? What are the symptoms and how does it affect people's daily lives?

What is hemophilia? What are the symptoms and how does it affect people's daily lives?

Is: Is this someone writing a school paper on hemophilia? There are a series of bleeding disorders which fall under hemophilia. The blood fails to clot or takes a log time to clot which leads to bleeding. In some cases, patients with hemophilia can start bleeding/ hemorrhaging without an identified cause. There can be significant bleeding into joints or the abdominal cavity. When the problem is mild it might not be discovered until the person has problems with clotting after they under go surgery or sustan an injury. It impacts people's lives because they need to avoid injuries and may not be able to play some sports or do jobs which put them at risk for injury. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hemophilia?  

What are the signs of hemophilia?  

Bruises or bleeding: Often bruises or bleeding episodes are signs of hemophilia. Blood test can be done by a physician to evaluate for hemophilia if there are concerning symptoms or signs. ...Read more

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Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Bleeding, Lab tests: There are two major forms of hemophilia and both are associated with excessive bleeding in tissues on minor trauma, including bleeding into joint cavities. Both forms can be diagnosed with lab tests and treated with appropriate clotting factor concentrates. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for hemophilia a?

What is the diagnostic test for hemophilia a?

Factor VIII level: Hemophilia a results from the relative deficiency of factor viii coagulation protein. There are several degrees of severity depending upon the residual fviii levels. Diagnostic test is to measure the fviii level and exclude any possible inhibitors of the test measurement. ...Read more

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How, where do you test for hemophilia?

Hematologist's offic: You can have the tests done through your primary care doctors (pcp). If your pcp feels not knowledgable enough, he or she will refer you to a hematologist or nearby hemophilia center. One thing that is not available is a mass screening. ...Read more

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How do you get tests for hemophilia?

How do you get tests for hemophilia?

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. ...Read more

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Hematology doctor, I want to know what are the symptoms of hemophilia?

Bleeding: Depends on the level of the factors in the blood. Meaning factor 8 in hemophilia a. If less than 5%, high risk of bleeding. So there are several types. Sometimes not identified until adulthood because no surgeries have been done. In kids if severe, bleeding into joints is common. But it may be prolonged postoperative bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does bleeding disorder mean I am suffering from hemophilia?

Does bleeding disorder mean I am suffering from hemophilia?

No: There are many types of bleeding disorders. Factor deficiencies are only one type. Hemophilia is factor 8 deficiency or factor 9 deficiency. There are platelet disorders as well which cause bleeding. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia treated?  

How is hemophilia treated?  

Hemophilia: The treatment of hemophilia depends on what type the patient has, how severely they are affected, and whether any surgical procedures are planned. Without knowing what type of hemophilia you are discussing I can't be more specific. A good source of information is the national hemophilia foundation at www. Hemophilia. Org. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemophilia?

Replacement: Coagulation factors. Recombinant coagulation factor, viii or ix, depending if it is hemophilia a or b, is administered by injection. ...Read more

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How can I cure hemophilia a?

Other treatments: Liver transplant may cure hemophilia a, but the treatment may be harsher than the disease. Factor viii concentrate is a better alternative to manage the disease. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hemophilia?

Factor replacement: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder where low clotting factor levels cause patients to bleed with trauma or spontaneously. Treatment includes injectable replacement of clotting factors and also blood transfusions, plasma, ddavp, (desmopressin) supportive therapy. ...Read more

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What is hemophilia and who gets it?

Sex linked disorder: Hemophilia is inherited disorder of bleeding. Hemophilia a, deficiency of factor viii is commoner than hemophilia b due to deficiency of factor ix. Both are x-linked and affect boys/men only, with rare exceptions. Concentrated coagulation factors are given by intravenous injections to prevent and treat abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Do you inherit hemophilia from your mom or your dad?

Do you inherit hemophilia from your mom or your dad?

From your mom: Hemophillia is an x linked gene. If inherited it would come only from your mother. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia is transmitted? What can be done to prevent this?

Genetically: Hemophilia is genetically transmitted as a recessive sex-linked, x chromosome disorder. This means males are affected more often than females. However, the only way to prevent it, is to not have children! not nice to hear, but hereditary disease are only passed on to one's off-spring. Sorry to not provide a better answer. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?  

Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?  

Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avoided. It is best to consult your treating doctor for your unique situation. ...Read more

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What is hemophilia?

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. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia lifelong?  

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 protein important to proper clotting. Because it is inherteted at birth it is lifelong. ...Read more

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What causes hemophilia?

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 men inherit the defect from their mothers. Women are carriers and are rarely affected. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia spread?

Inheritance/genetics: Hemophilia is a disorder of clotting due to abnormal genes that are inherited from the mother by the son. Daughters are carriers but generally do not suffer from it. An affected man pass the gene to his daughters but can not pass it to the sone. Daughters pass the disease on to their sons. Rarely a new mutation, de novo, may occur to cause the disease that is then spread to the offspring. ...Read more

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How do you get hemophilia?

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. ...Read more

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How common is hemophilia?  

1:10, 000 males: Hemophillia a in about 1:10, 000 males and hemophilia b in about 1:20, 000 males. It is less common in females. ...Read more

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Who discovered hemophilia?

Conrad Otto: Families in which the males bled after minor trauma were known from antiquity, but Dr. Otto in 1803 established the pattern of inheritance and is credited as discoverer. ...Read more

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How serious is hemophilia?  

Very serious: Interferes with blood clotting, so subject can not easily stop bleeding when it occurs. Not just open bleeding, but into joints which when started will only stop when the pressure within the joint equals the blood pressure, so there is severe joint swelling followed by fibrosis (scarring) within the joint. Similarly uncontolled bleeding can occur into the GI tract and/or lungs. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia treated?  

Hemophilia: The treatment of hemophilia depends on what type the patient has, how severely they are affected, and whether any surgical procedures are planned. Without knowing what type of hemophilia you are discussing I can't be more specific. A good source of information is the national hemophilia foundation at www. Hemophilia. Org. ...Read more

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What exactly is hemophilia?

Gene for bleeding: The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively. Of variable severity, these people are prone to bleed too easily especially from blunt trauma. Treatment consists of replacement of the missing factor and is a complicated business with specialists that are well-equipped to do this. Cure by gene therapy may soon be here for ix. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you die from hemophilia?

Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly internal bleeding can be hard to detect until late in the game. ...Read more

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What is acquired hemophilia?  

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 normal components) for coagulation factor (these factors help with blood clotting) viii. This is usually in association with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more