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Do you know any person with von willebrand disease and factor five disorder both? I have both and I am told i can have no treatments?

Do you know any person with von willebrand disease and factor five disorder both? I have both and I am told i can have no treatments?

Uncommon problem: Factor v deficiency is really rare, but vw disease is very common, but sometimes overdiagnosed. There are known cases of combined factor v and viii deficiency (i have had 1 patient with this). There is no treatment that would reverse this, but in case of bleeding or anticipated blood loss, we do offer treatment that works very well. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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Von Willebrand (Definition)

Von Willebrand disease is caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor. Von Willebrand factor helps blood platelets clump together and stick to the blood vessel wall, which is necessary for normal blood clotting. There are several types ...Read more


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What is von willebrand's disease? What is the cure?

Bleeding disorder: This is relatively common hereditary bleeding disorder,the bleeding episodes can be corrected transiently by infusion of fresh or fresh-frozen plasma or cryoprecipitate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for von willebrand?

What is the treatment for von willebrand?

Several options: The medicines for stopping or preventing bleeding for patients with von willebrand's disease include DDAVP (desmopressin injection, and stymate nasal spray), Amicar (epsilon aminocaproic acid), tranexamic acid, and von willebrand's factor/factor viii concentrates). Which one one should choose depends on the severity of disease and severity of bleeding. It should be decided by a specialist. ...Read more

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How does von willebrand affect delivery?

How does von willebrand affect delivery?

More bleeding: There is an increased risk of maternal prolonged bleeding or significant late bleeding following the delivery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a child if I have von willebrand's type 3?

Von Willebrand: You need to talk to your ObGyn. If you are, indeed, 45yrs, that might also be a factor in your fertility. ...Read more

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I am 54 years old and want to know if i could have von willebrand's and not know it?

I am 54 years old and want to know if i could have von willebrand's and not know it?

Yes.: I meet. Hidden all the time who have moms or dads that have had difficult times with bleeding. After making the diagnosis of von willebrand (or another bleeding disorder) in the child, i then have recommended testing for the family. So this is certainly possible, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of von willebrand disease?

Bleeding: Von willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder. There are several types, but the most common type involves nosebleeds or heavy periods. It can also cause significant bleeding after a tooth extraction or tonsillectomy or other surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What happens if my girlfriend has von willebrand disease and I don't what's the chances of our children getting it?

50% in most cases: an overwhelming majority of von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is dominant, meaning that if you carry one gene, you have VWD. Supposing that your girl friend has one VWD on one chromosone, and the other is normal, the chance of her passing that VWD gene to your offspring would be 50%. Most patients with VWD have type 1 disease which is fully compatible with normal life span. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my girlfriend has von willebrand disease and i don't what's the chances of our children getting it?

More info needed: Some von Willebrand is transmitted genetically and some is acquired by a medication or other factor. What type does your girlfriend have? Her doctor can tell her and then a discussion of potential transmission to offspring can occur. ...Read more

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Do you know of any person that has von willebrand disease and factor five disorder?My dr tells me I am unique. And i can't be treated for either one.

Unique, certainly: These are both fairly commonly inherited disorders. Factor v leiden occurs in about 1/100 people. Von willebrand is also about 1/100 or so. So it is conceivable that this could occur in the same person. There are probably a few like you around. ...Read more

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