My current situation is that I am 28 years old and am about to start medical school in a state outside my own (I am a Minnesota resident and will be going to Virginia for school). Since I am over 26, I can not enroll under my parents and I also will not be working and the school does not provide insurance. This leaves me with finding private healthcare coverage. Has anyone else dealt with a situation similar to this? I am afraid of… read more
I have been told that taking omega oil supplements could be very dangerous as I have Vonwillebrands. Has anyone else heard or been told this?
I bruise extremely easy with my May-Hegglin. Many times I have no clue what even caused the bruise. I like to wear skirts, dresses and shorts, but lately I dread wearing them because of my bruises and the reaction I get from others. I know I shouldn't care, but I don't want people to think I am abused either.
I can't seem to get enough sleep anymore. Somedays my joints hurt so bad I can hardly move and I am experiencing a terrible burning sensation around different joints when I move them. The most recent one is next to certain areas along my spine. My VWD is mild but this all worries me since it is happening more frequently.
I am scheduled for diagnostic mammogram. I have factor VIII levels in the low 40% and tend to bruise easily. Worried about the mammogram causing significant bruising so am wondering about the experiences of others.
Has anyone who is a known hemophilia carrier with 50% factor levels had surgery.
My sister is due to have a knee replacement. What was your experience and what did you have to do pre surgery and post op?
Please share your experiences. Thanks
Hi, my 3 year old son has moderate hemophilia, level 3.
He had a nasty bruise on his forehead that has swelled up to a golf ball size, and has rebled a little.
Apart from trans acid, is there anything any of you guys have used to stop the bleeding and support recovery?
We are very worried
Thanks so much
I noticed some petechiae spots on my abdomen and legs in May. The ones on my abdomen started to spread and get lighter in color in the center. One doctor said that I had ringworm. I started using Lotramin. The spots continued to spread. I went to see a different doctor. He thought that it might be Lupus, but my ANA was negative. My aPTT was 34, which was said to be high. My Factor VIII Activity was 37%. My von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Ag was 81%, and my vWF Activity was 63%. The doctor… read more
I am curious, my husband has O negative blood and his friend also has negative blood. These are the only 2 hemophiliacs I know. I was wondering if there is a correlation with negative blood and hemophilia? Also, my husband has a MTHFR mutation, which makes his body less able to detox, among other things. I do not know about his friend’s status on this, but we found out through 23&me and genetic genie. Does anyone else know their status as far as blood type and/or MTHFR mutation, specifically 677… read more