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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Overview)

Hemophilia is congenital deficency of factor 8,9 ,11 that cause bleeding disorder.


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What is hemophilia?

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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Dr. Susumu Inoue
121 doctors shared insights

Hemophilia (Overview)

Hemophilia is congenital deficency of factor 8,9 ,11 that cause bleeding disorder.


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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

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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 diagnosed? 

Hemophilia panels: There are very specific panels to measure the overall clotting of the blood, and the exact measurement of the clotting factors involved with coagulation. In general hemophilia refers to hemophila a (a decrease in factor viii) or hemophilia b (factor (ix). ...Read more

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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 most common symptoms of hemophilia?

What are the most common symptoms of hemophilia?

Abnormal bleeding.: The bleeding may be external or internal. Classically the bleeding occurs within a joint, such as the knee joint, and is painful. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for hemophilia?

Many and varied.: Depending on which hemophilia (bleeding disorder) you deal with, treatments can vary. Fresh frozen plasma or FFP has factors 8 and 9 but needs plasma exchange at the hospital. Factor 8 and 9 concentrates can be given by injection at home. Cryoprecipitate has factor 8, vwf and fibrinogen, but may need several bags and is usually done for infants and small children. Aspirin is to be avoided. ...Read more

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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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Is there a cure for hemophilia ?

Control is achieved: Not a cure, but control of bleeding episodes is achieved by periodic infusion of purified, genetically engineered, human factor viii, defects of which cause the most common form of hemophilia. ...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