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Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Probably not: Most people would think of disorders that make people more likely to clot (such as factor v leiden abnormality) as 'thrombotic.' hemophilia makes people less likely to clot. Both types of disease fall into the broad category or 'coagulopathy' - abnormalities of the clotting system. ...Read more

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Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Yes: It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia. However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present. ...Read more

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Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

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Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

What do you mean? : What kind of problems you have with your period and pregnancy? Are you talking about heavy menses? Recurrent miscarriages? If you can be a little bit more clear about your question, you will get a better respond ...Read more

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What are hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

What are hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

Clotting vs Bleeding: Hypercoaguability means the blood is more prone to clotting than usual. Some people develop deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clots, and when they are tested, they have positive results for one or more tests, so-called thrombophilia testing, that are more common in people with multiple blood clots. The opposite problem is a bleeding disorder, which implies the blood doesn't clot well. ...Read more

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Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Yes: Symptoms of VWD may include increased bruising. Other types of bleeding typically seen include nose bleeds, prolonged menstrual periods, prolonged bleeding after surgery or injury, mucous membrane bleeding. Vwd usually does not present with spontaneous joint bleeding / deep tissue bleeding as is seen in the hemophilias. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

Blood tests: Common bleeding disorders can be diagnosed with a panel of blood tests checking platelets, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time. There are also genetic problems, like hemophilia which cause a deficiency of certain clotting factors. If you have a bleeding tendency in your family, get checked. ...Read more

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Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other procedures, this would perhaps be a good time. Start with something small. I like well-chosen body art and if this is something you've really wanted for some time, i hope you're able to get it. ...Read more

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How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

Liver makes clotting: The liver makes most of the proteins that make blood clot. Thus dysfunction of the liver results in deficiency of many clotting proteins leading to bleeding tendency. Another reason is that the liver converts inactive form of some of the clotting factors to active forms with the help of vitamin k. The liver dysfunction can not make this conversion fully, and thus bleeding tendency. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

Blood tests: One may be suspicious due to bleeding with brushing your teeth or after blood draws, easy bruising, or red spots on the skin. Family history, heavy periods, or excess bleeding with pregnancies may also be clues. The way to make a definite diagnosis is with blood tests, such as a pt, ptt, platelet count or platelet function (von willebrand's factor). ...Read more

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Is overlap myelodysplasticity myeloproliferative disorder a name for one disorder with common features of two disorders or the one blood disorder ?

Is overlap myelodysplasticity myeloproliferative disorder a name for one disorder with common features of two disorders or the one blood disorder ?

Spectrum of disease : Myelodyaplastic syndrome is a type of myeloproliferative disorder. So it's one disease but there is a spectrum. Myelodyaplasia means abnormal looking blood cells seen in your blood or in the bone marrow. This is usually due to an underlying bone marrow issue like infection or a possible bone marrow cancer and a bone marrow biopsy could be warranted at this point. Talk to your doctor . Take care. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia purely a genetic disorder?

Is sickle cell anemia purely a genetic disorder?

I Don't Think So: I'm guessing a bit as to what you mean by your question. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a gene mutation on both copies of the beta globin gene. In that sense it is a genetic disease. However, a number of other factors, some of them environmental, can influence the type and severity of problems that patients with ssa have. ...Read more

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What is type 3 von willebrand's disorder?

What is type 3 von willebrand's disorder?

Homozygous vWD: Pts with type 3 VWD have loss or mutations of both vwf genes, and produce almost no vwf protein. Clinically they behave like severe hemophilia a patients as their factor viii levels are very low as well, since vwf also carries factor viii in the blood. ...Read more

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How can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorder?

How can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorder?

Clotting proteins: The liver makes most of the proteins in blood, including those involved in blood clotting. When the liver is damaged, these may be deficient and cause a longer than normal time for blood to clot. ...Read more

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Are there differences between how von willebrands syndrome and hemophilia are passed on?

Are there differences between how von willebrands syndrome and hemophilia are passed on?

Yes: Hemophilia a (factor 8 deficiency) & b (factor 9 deficiency) are x-linked recessive. Hemophilia c (factor 11 deficiency) is autosomal and usually (but not always) recessive. Von willebrands disease (VWD) type 1 is autosomal dominant. Vwd type 3 is autosomal recessive. Vwd type 2 (2a, 2b, 2m, 2n) is usually autosomal dominant but may be recessive sometimes. ...Read more

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