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Is a C-section dangerous for someone with von willebrand disease?
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Risk can be lowered
This is basically a disease in which the platelets don't work correctly, leading to an increase risk of bleeding, escpecially with major surgery etc.
..C-section is common obstetric surgery, but is not minor, thus bleeding is a big concern. But, if the surgeon knows of this, preparation can be done..Having platelets for transfusion etc..Thus can reduce risks. Consult/inform doc.. Good luck.

In brief: Risk can be lowered
This is basically a disease in which the platelets don't work correctly, leading to an increase risk of bleeding, escpecially with major surgery etc.
..C-section is common obstetric surgery, but is not minor, thus bleeding is a big concern. But, if the surgeon knows of this, preparation can be done..Having platelets for transfusion etc..Thus can reduce risks. Consult/inform doc.. Good luck.
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