Does my heredity play a role in hemorrhaging disorders?

Yes, heredity can play a role in hemorrhaging or, as they are more commonly called, blood-clotting disorders. The most common inherited clotting disorders are hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Clotting disorders can be acquired and caused by vitamin K deficiency, liver disease and inappropriate dosing of anticoagulation with warfarin or heparin.

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