- Q How is hemophilia A diagnosed?
Prior to birth, genetic testing is available to see if a fetus is affected by the disease. In children or adults, a doctor may suspect hemophilia A if there is prolonged bleeding or excessive bruising after an injury. If your doctor suspects hemophilia,... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat hemophilia B?
People with hemophilia B are often treated with injections of factor IX to replace the faulty genes, which assists clotting. There are no other medications that can treat hemophilia B. However, medications such as aspirin that promote bleeding should be... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for hemophilia A?
Hemophilia A is a hereditary disease. This means that you inherit the disease from your parents, who probably inherited it from their parents. If your mother or father suffer from hemophilia A or carry a defective factor VIII gene, you are at a greater... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my hemophilia B symptoms?
If you suspect you have hemophilia B, you should see a doctor to discuss your treatment options. Additionally, if you or anyone in your family has hemophilia B, you should seek genetic counseling to determine your risk of passing on the condition to your... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of hemophilia A?
The symptom most associated with hemophilia A is prolonged bleeding. However, hemophilia can also cause other, less noticeable symptoms. People with hemophilia often experience blood in urine or stool, excessive bruising, bleeding into joints... Full Answer
- Q What causes hemophilia A?
Hemophilia A is a genetic disorder, which means that it is caused by faulty or defective genes. Hemophilia A is caused by a defective factor VIII gene on the X chromosome. Because women have two X chromosomes, one normal factor VIII gene can do the job... Full Answer
- Q What is hemophilia A?
Hemophilia A is a genetic disorder that causes your blood to not clot normally. If you suffer a cut or wound, you will experience more bleeding than someone without hemophilia. Hemophilia A is the most common type of hemophilia. It is caused by a... Full Answer
- Q What is hemophilia B?
Hemophilia B is a genetic disorder that causes your blood to not clot normally. If you suffer a cut or wound, you will experience more bleeding than someone without hemophilia. There are several types of hemophilia, and hemophilia B is one of the less... Full Answer
- Q Who is most affected by hemophilia C?
Hemophilia C is a hereditary condition. Hemophilia C is most likely to be found in people of Eastern European Jewish ancestry. Because it is an autosomal recessive trait, if both of your parents have the gene, you have a 1 in 4 chance of inheriting... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect hemophilia C?
Other illnesses do not really affect hemophilia C. That said, the medications you take for nagging pain, such as aspirin, could cause complications for your hemophilia. Talk to your doctor about what types of medication to take when you have hemophilia... Full Answer