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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Can somebody with hemophilia get a tattoo?

Yes: I'm a tattoo buff and have two of my own. Be sure it's what you want and wait a few years; then if your wishes haven't changed at all, check with your hematologist and your tattoo artist about just how to proceed. ...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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What to do if I have hemophilia, and I want t tattoo of a square on my butt. Can I do this?

What to do if I have hemophilia, and I want t tattoo of a square on my butt. Can I do this?

Don't do it: Why risk the bleeding from puncturing the epidermis and dermis with repeated needle sticks.
THe potential for bleeding is there and this is an elective procedure that you may regret ...Read more

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How do you get tests for hemophilia?

How do you get tests for hemophilia?

Blood test: If suspected any doctor can order a blood test for hemophilia. There are two major types with deficiceny of different clotting factors, hemophilia a has deficincy of factor viii and hemophilia b of factor ix. Most hospital labs can do the testing on blood sample to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any website that I can use to get info on hemophilia?

Any website that I can use to get info on hemophilia?

Mayo Clinic: Try the site below:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hemophilia/ds00218. ...Read more

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Which one is more safe chemical synovectomy or radioactive synovectomy for patients suffering from hemophilia?

Which one is more safe chemical synovectomy or radioactive synovectomy for patients suffering from hemophilia?

Radioactive one: Radiosynovectomy is currently the preferred procedure when radioactive
materials are available.
However, chemical synovectomy is an effective alternative method if radioactive materials are not available. ...Read more

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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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Can you please tell me why it'sthat only males get hemophilia?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat only males get hemophilia?

Need to explain: This is because females have two x chromosomes while males have only one, so the defective gene is guaranteed to manifest in any male who carries it. Because females have two x chromosomes and haemophilia is rare, the chance of a female having two defective copies of the gene is very remote, so females are almost exclusively asymptomatic carriers of the disorder. ...Read more

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How do people get treatment for hemophilia?

Subspecialist: These are difficult, lifelong diseases that will involve care by subspecialist hematologists focused on their treatment, and much education and being proactive by the patient and family. The rx is factor replacement and care of complications. If it is hemophilia b, see if you can get into a gene therapy study. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hemophilia?

Factor replacement: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder where low clotting factor levels cause patients to bleed with trauma or spontaneously. Treatment includes injectable replacement of clotting factors and also blood transfusions, plasma, ddavp, (desmopressin) supportive therapy. ...Read more

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Can rifampicin/rifaldin be used to do chemical synovectomy in a patient having hemophilia arthropathy? Is it a safe procedure?

Too many unknowns.: There are too many unknowns for this type of treatment to be seeking advice on this forum. Please seek the help of a physician asap. ...Read more

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Why do more male children get hemophilia?

Why do more male children get hemophilia?

Gene expression: This abnormal gene is carried on the X (female) chromosome. In the female, most would have a normal gene on their 2nd X, which has the ability to make up for the other gene. A male carries only one X, and if it carries the hemophilia gene, it is fully expressed because there is no "cancelling" gene around to stop it. ...Read more

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Can offspring get hemophilia a if neither of the parents do not have it?

Yes: One-third to one-half of males with a new diagnosis of hemophilia have no family history of the disease. This can be due to a number of possibilities (most too complicated to be discussed here), but new mutations (de novo mutations) can occur in the offspring.

For a good review of this topic, see

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk1404/. ...Read more

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My son has hemophilia, but hasn't had a major bleed in about 6 years and takes regular shots. Is it safe for him to play tackle football for his hs?

My son has hemophilia, but hasn't had a major bleed in about 6 years and takes regular shots. Is it safe for him to play tackle football for his hs?

No: I think you need to speak to your son'e hematologist. As you know hemophilia is graded as mild, moderate, and severe. I don't know the severity of your son's hemophilia. Even if he has mild hemophilia, it is still very risky to have him play tackle football. I have seen a 16 or 17 year old boy who developed severe muscle bleed after playing football first time in his life. ...Read more

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Does hemophilia only affect men?

It is more likely: Hemophilia mostly affects men. It is rare but not impossible for a female to have hemophilia. Hemophilia is a sex-linked recessive disorder: the trait is carried on the x chromosome which a female has two of and a male only has one. This means a female would have to inherit two copies of the hemophilia gene to have the disorder. A male only has to inherit one copy. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on a child with hemophilia?

Can you advise me on a child with hemophilia?

How to help?: Children with hemophilia can lead long productive lives. It is essential that a pediatric hematologist is working closely with you and your child to develop a plan. Hemophilia can range from very mild to severe. If you have a more specific question, ask again. Otherwise, make sure you have a good relationship with a pediatric hematologist. They can point you toward good resources for help. ...Read more

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When does hemophilia arise in a person's life?

At conception: Hemophilia is a genetic disorder due to defective gene (s) on x chromosome. ...Read more

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Suffering from hemophilia. Young and want kids?

Daughters will be: Carriers. All of your daughters will be carriers of the disease and will transmit the disease to half their sons. ...Read more

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How many years till hemophilia becomes less severe?

Therapy...: If you are asking when will therapy arrive that can make treating hemophilia easier, I would answer it is starting now. There are new factor replacements that have a longer half-life so that you don't have to dose as frequently (a major plus). Thinking big picture, I would say within 10 years we may have effective gene therapy to effectively cure or dramatically lessen the disease. ...Read more

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If I have hemophilia, are bug bites a serious concern?

No: A hemophiliac's platelets work normally and they are quite sufficient to close these, the nicks you may get shaving, paper cuts, small knife cuts and in fact all but rather severe or repetitive injury, even when the hemophilia is severe. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?  

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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How can I cure hemophilia a?

Other treatments: Liver transplant may cure hemophilia a, but the treatment may be harsher than the disease. Factor viii concentrate is a better alternative to manage the disease. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia a diagnosed in people?

Coagulation studies: If someone is suspected of having a blood clotting disorder, then that person usually undergoes a series of tests called coagulation studies to determine if they have any of a number of different blood clotting problems, including hemophilia. ...Read more

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Can hemophilia and infertility be related?

Can hemophilia and infertility be related?

Not directly related: As far as we know, the two types of hemophilia (a and b) do not affect male or female fertility. In vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf with pgd) can be used to prevent transmission of the disease to a couple's kids, whether of not they already have an affected child, and in couples with normal fertility or those with infertility. ...Read more

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What makes hemophilia a dangerous condition?

Fatal bleeds: In addition to what was mentioned, the most dangerous types of bleeds involve strokes, pulmonary hemorrhages, and uncontrolled bleeds that lead to exsanguination (bleed to death). ...Read more

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Ihave hemophilia. Cani work as truck driver?

Yes, you can: As you know, risk of bleeding is different depending on the severity of hemophilia. But even if you have severe hemophilia, I think you can drive a truck. But whether you can carry, load and unload heavy cargos is a different story, and you need to ask the question to your hematologist. Many severe hemophilia patients already have joint problems, and judging from your question, I guess you don't. ...Read more

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Is it common for people to have hemophilia b?

No. It is rare: Hemophilia b, a congenital bleeding disorder, only in males occur at a frequency of 1 in 25, 000 males. It is far less common than hemophilia a. The bleeding symptoms are the same for both hemophilia a and b. The diagnosis should be made by a hematologist. There has been much improvement recently in the treatment and prevention of bleeding and thus all patients should be treated at hemophilia cent. ...Read more

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How should you play with a child with hemophilia?

HEMOPHILIA: Playing with somebody with a bleeding disorder is casual except taking extra precaution avoiding injury. Trauma to joints or deep tissues causes bleeding within hours depending on severity and clotting factor deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the amino acid substitution that causes hemophilia?

It's not that simple: This isn't sickle cell anemia. A huge variety of different genetic mutations cause hemophilia A. The most common troublesome one is an inversion in intron 22. I'm sorry you had trouble finding an answer to this question, and perhaps you'll enjoy reading up on this complex but fascinating study. ...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

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What is hemophilia b is and what effects does it have on the body?

A bleeding disorder: Hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Bleeding may start from the circumcision site. When a patient starts walking, he gets a lot of bruising, mouth bleeding, bleeding in the muscle and joints. Repeated joint bleeding may lead to parmanent joint deformity and dysfunction. Treatment is giving the missing factor, factor ix. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?  

Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?  

Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avoided. It is best to consult your treating doctor for your unique situation. ...Read more

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