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Should a person with factor xiii von willebrands disease thats pregnant go on bedrest?

Should a person with factor xiii von willebrands disease thats pregnant go on bedrest?

Not necessarily: There are many women who get pregnant and deliver their babies without ever knowing they even have von willebrand's disease (vwd). That being said, there are many types of VWD that differ greatly in their severity. If a person has a history of VWD and has had many issues because of it, bed rest could be warranted if advised by an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How does the deficiency of factor xiii result in prolong ptt but bleeding risk is not appreciable?

How does the deficiency of factor xiii result in prolong ptt but bleeding risk is not appreciable?

Mild Hemophilia: Sounds like mild hemophilia. Most patients usually have problems with bleeding only after serious injury, trauma or surgery. In many cases, mild hemophilia is not diagnosed until an injury, surgery or tooth extraction results in prolonged bleeding. I would not recommend surgery, including dental surgery without consulting with your hematologist. We premedicate most patients like you with ddavp (desmopressin). ...Read more

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Should a person with factor xiii von willebrands disease thats pregnant go on bedrest?

Not necessarily: There are many women who get pregnant and deliver their babies without ever knowing they even have von willebrand's disease (vwd). That being said, there are many types of VWD that differ greatly in their severity. If a person has a history of VWD and has had many issues because of it, bed rest could be warranted if advised by an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How does the deficiency of factor xiii result in prolong ptt but bleeding risk is not appreciable?

Mild Hemophilia: Sounds like mild hemophilia. Most patients usually have problems with bleeding only after serious injury, trauma or surgery. In many cases, mild hemophilia is not diagnosed until an injury, surgery or tooth extraction results in prolonged bleeding. I would not recommend surgery, including dental surgery without consulting with your hematologist. We premedicate most patients like you with ddavp (desmopressin). ...Read more

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At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

Let try to explain: Metabolism is the name for the process your body uses to convert the food you eat into energy. The energy your body does not use is stored as fat. Many people believe that this process slows as you age, causing weight gain. However, this is a misconception, since your metabolism is more directly related to your level of activity throughout your life. ...Read more

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What does a low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

What does a  low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

VWD: First of all, these test need to be repeated at least one more time, prederably while you are off all medications. If persistently low, this may mean that you have von willibrand disease (VWD) which is a bleeding disorder. These are several types of VWD and more testing is needed to determine the type. You need to see a hematologist for this. Avoid any surgery and trauma. ...Read more

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Pain on activities all over body Ana pro ra factor tsh nuclear bone scan normal rheumo thinks its due to past chronic vit d def. Normal now vitd wt?

Pain on activities all over body Ana pro ra factor tsh nuclear bone scan normal rheumo thinks its due to past chronic vit d def. Normal now vitd wt?

Autoimmune disease: Despite negative labs, you may still have some type of autoimmune disease. Chronic pain throughout the body is usually due to autoimmune disease. If there is no anatomic distribution of the pain, and it's not related to disease such as infection, cancer, endocrine disease, then it must be autoimmune. ...Read more

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How do I improve my sex activities?

How do I improve my sex activities?

Do aerobic exercise : In the morning, fantasize, eat nutritious fruits and veggies, watch sexy movies, relax, lighten up and sexercise at night ! have fun! ...Read more