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

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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Is it safe for someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Is it safe for  someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Yes! : Von willebrand disease is a blood disorder; it has no adverse effect on your organs. Persons with von willebrand disease can certainly donate their organs if they so desire. ...Read more

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Is a C-section dangerous for someone with von willebrand disease?

Is a C-section dangerous for someone with von willebrand disease?

Possibly: With vwb, you may be at extra bleeding risk. It depends on the platelet count and the function of your blood clotting. So often your doctors will take special precautions. But anything can happen in surgery and with childbirth so being prepared is the most important thing. That being said, in most patients everything is fine. ...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?

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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What is von willebrand's disease type 3?

What is von willebrand's disease type 3?

VonWillebrand type 3: This is severe von willebrand disease. These people may have a total absence of von willebrand factor, and factor viii levels are often less than 10%. Usually inherited in recessive manner (one affected gene from each parent who may not have symptoms). It is essential to see a pediatric hematologist for this disease. ...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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I need to know what is von willebrand's disease?

Bleeding disorder: Von willebrand disease is a condition that can cause extended or excessive bleeding. The cause of von willebrand disease is a deficiency in or impairment of a protein called von willebrand factor, an important component in your blood-clotting process. In general, it takes longer for people with von willebrand disease to form clots and stop bleeding when they're cut. ...Read more

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What is von willebrand s disease and how serious?

What is von willebrand s disease and how serious?

A bleeding disorder.: It is the most common inherited bleeding disorder.Type 1 is mild , more symptomat in females with menorrhagia and mucous membrane bleeds DDAVP (desmopressin) , inhaler is effective. Type 3 severe , Joint bleeds in addition. Type 1 clotting protein is decreased but missing in type 3 and defective in type 2 ( several sub types). So the VW factor is to be given by infusion In most types 2 and 3 . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of von willebrand's disease?

What are the symptoms of von willebrand's 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 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 von willebrand disease?

What is von willebrand disease?

Bleeding disorder: Vwd is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Von wiilebrand factor is a clotting protein that helps stabilize clots by helping to bind platelets together and also helps carry factor viii in the blood. In vwd, vw factor is either decreased or does not function appropriately. Clots will form but they are not stable, can easily fall apart/ dissolve, and bleeding will then occur. ...Read more

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How do you test for von willebrand's disease ?

VWD diagnosis : Requires special blood tests to look at factor viii levels, structure and function. ...Read more

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Is there a way of getting rid of von willebrand?

Is there a way of getting rid of von willebrand?

No, unfortunately.: Von willebrands disease is inherited and present at birth. There are many people who have VWD and barely know it because it is so mild. Others have more symptoms, but it is rarely life threatening or life-shortening. ...Read more

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Do people with von willebrand disorders get tattoos?

Do people with von willebrand disorders get tattoos?

It is possible for..: A person with a bleeding disorder like vwf def to get a tattoo, but precautions are warranted. If you normally utilize DDAVP (desmopressin) or similar adjunctive to address bleeding, it's advisable to administer doses the day of and following the tattoo to mitigate/prevent bleeding. Using a tattoo artist with designated training in infection control is essential. Not my cup of tea, but others have done it. ...Read more

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As a child, doctors thought I might have von willebrand disease.

As a child, doctors thought I might have von willebrand disease.

Interesting.: Von willebrand disease is a difficult disease to diagnose. The most typical form is type 1, generating low levels of protein. However, your body can make this protein, and usually the treatment is a medication that "stresses" the body, causing release of von willebrand protein. I have known of several people who have low levels during childhood and the levels normalize later in life. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase my von willebrand factor levels up w/o meds?

Is there a way to increase my von willebrand factor levels up w/o meds?

Von Willebrand Dz: The main thing that raises von willebrand factor levels is exposure to female hormones, whether through pregnancy or taking oral contraceptive pills or hormone replacement therapy. Please consult with your hematologist for further advice on this topic. ...Read more

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I am very anemic. Could I have von willebrand's disease and not know it?

I am very anemic. Could I have von willebrand's disease and not know it?

It's possible. : You don't mention if you are male or female. Women with VWD who have menorrhagia (very heavy periods) can develop severe anemia either acutely due to blood loss or more slowly due to iron deficiency, yet think their periods are "normal". Men on the other hand would generally recognize the amount of blood loss required to cause this as being abnormal. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Yes! : Von willebrand disease is a blood disorder; it has no adverse effect on your organs. Persons with von willebrand disease can certainly donate their organs if they so desire. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more