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May 05, 2019
I'm severe factor 7 deficient suffering from arthritis pain in left knee and both ankles. Is there any way to reduce pain rather than any surgical procedure as i can't afford or get factor for free.
Severe FVII deficiency is a condition that warrants (in my opinion) rFVIIa prophylaxis, as the risk…
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May 05, 2019
Factor IX- Severe runs in my family and I was diagnosed with FIX mild. What concerns should I have for getting pregnant. Risks to me or to my child that may or may not have hemophilia or bad. (My family has both)
Hemophilia B (FX IX) occurs in 1 in 25,000 boys. The severity type is associated with the inherited…
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April 04, 2019
I was wondering if the scholarship application was still available and could someone with Factor V Leiden apply. Thank you.
Currently, there are no Victory for Women scholarship opportunities. The National Hemophilia…
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By Doreen Rousseau-Purdy
January 01, 2019
Being a carrier does not affect menopause. If one uses hormonal therapies, withdrawal bleeding from…
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By Sarah Roy
December 12, 2018
I just got put on stimate for my heavy menstrual cycle, i needed to use it twice in a 12 hr time due to heavy bleeding, Is this ok or when I go back to my hematologist in 6 months is their a stronger spray? or more options?
It's important that you bring any concerns or questions about your treatment to your hematologist,…
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November 11, 2018
I am a symptomatic carrier with easy bruising, a hisory of severe menorrhgia & chronic anemia, and a hemarthosis after a minor knee injury. I avoid aspirin and NSAIDs--do I need to?
Good question. The term 'symptomatic carrier' is broad, and can characterize hemophilia A and B…
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August 08, 2018
I am a woman with a bleeding disorder. I was prescribed osteoporosis RX by infusion at the hospital every six months. I have a history of joint pain, bruising, and nosebleeds while on other osteoporosis RXs. Is it safe to take?
Osteoporosis is defined by a severe reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) predisposing to…
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By Dr. Expert
May 05, 2018
The pathogenic variant does not change over time but in VWD there is significant expressivity and…
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April 04, 2018
It is safe, but would require high-risk obstetrics to be involved since the FVII level is below…
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By Dr. Expert
March 03, 2018
Often times bleeding in organs may be difficult to recognize as it may manifest as nausea,…
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