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Take a closer look at von Willebrand disease

von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. A family history of a bleeding disorder is the primary risk factor.

Symptoms of von Willebrand disease

The signs and symptoms of VWD depend on its type and severity. Many people have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. They may be unaware that they have a bleeding disorder.

Women and von Willebrand disease

Menorrhagia and pregnancy-related bleeding are common problems in women with VWD.

Diagnosis of von Willebrand disease

VWD can be difficult to diagnose and frequently goes undetected until a person has an episode of heavy bleeding.

Treatment of von Willebrand disease

The treatment of VWD varies according to its type and severity. Most people have mild VWD and may need treatment only at the time of injury, surgery, or dental procedure.

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