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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is von willebrand disease (vWD)?

vWD is a blood disorder that impairs blood clotting. In people with vWD, a protein called von Willebrand factor either does not function properly, or insuffecient. It's a genetic condition that occurs due to inheriting an abnormal gene that codes for the production of von Willebrand factor in the body.

Symptoms of von willebrand disease (vWD)

  • Nosebleed

  • Bruising easily

  • Nose or gum bleeding

  • Red spots on the skin

  • Gum bleeding

Questions your doctor may ask to check for von willebrand disease (vWD)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose von willebrand disease (vWD)

  • Are you having nose bleeding?

  • Do you bleed easily, even due to minor injuries?

  • Do you have bleeding in your nose or gums?

  • Do you have small red dots which look like bleeding under the skin?

  • Do you have gum bleeding recently?

Treatment for von willebrand disease (vWD)

While there is no cure, it can be managed and people can live norma lives. Mild cases of vWD may only have to be treated if injured or before surgical procedures where bleeding might be expected. Medications or injection of clotting factors may be prescribed to help the blood to clot.

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