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How Are Recombinant Clotting Factor Products Produced
Ultra High Tech!: These products(which are used to treat a wide variety of bleeding disorders like hemophilia, and von willebrand's disease) are made either by being completely free of human plasma derivative; or use a pasteurized form that is very safe. These products are not without there share of risks; and can potentially cause diseases as well. They are also very, very expensive so let the buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's all serious.: There is nothing funny about an unintended clot! not sure exactly what the question is. There are many diseases both inherited and acquired of the clotting factors and related proteins. ...Read more
I know they're basically all important but what would you say is the most important clotting factor to have in the blood?
Meaningless question: If you were given this as a homework assignment, contact the teacher's supervisor. "Which is more important, your car's motor or chassis or steering system?" Fibrinogen actually forms the clot. This may be what the teacher wants you to say. It will only be activated by thrombin, derived from prothrombin. There are a host of others, many of which are lethal if genetically absent. ...Read more
Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more
I had taken a clotting factor 2 months back due to excessive bleeding, and now my periods are late for about 3 weeks. Should I worry?
Clotting factor?: It is to clear what you mean by clotting factor. If you have a clotting disorder such as Von Willebrand’s disease then it is likely that lifetime treatment will be needed. Contact your doctor for clarification on your diagnosis and the long term treatment plan. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There can be various local reasons in the nose that can cause recurrent nosebleeds. If you bruise easily, have bleeding gums, or have heavy periods in association with recurrent nosebleeds, you may have a blood disorder. Your ENT and primary care doctor along w/ a hematologist may all need to work together to help diagnose this disorder. ...Read more
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