Women's Bleeding Disorders

Women's Bleeding Disorders

Women often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when it comes to inheritable blood and bleeding disorders. Learn the symptoms and signs.

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Self-advocacy and a support team are necessary for pregnant people with bleeding disorders.
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A healthy pregnancy is possible with coordination between women and their healthcare team
7 Ways to Manage Heavy Periods
Learn about the “lasagna method” and other tips.
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Why type 3 isn’t the only severe form, plus two more facts about VWD that may surprise you.
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Specialty clinics aim to improve reproductive—and overall—health for women with bleeding disorders.
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Forums foster connections and help women become better self-advocates.
Nurse Hannah Lutz has von Willebrand disease type 3
I was diagnosed with von Willebrand disease (VWD) three days after I was born, 25 years ago. A vitamin K...
Chelsea Frimpong, an education specialist at NHF
For a long time, it was thought that bleeding disorders occurred almost exclusively in men. Thanks to an increasing awareness...
Improving Management of Bleeding Disorders in Women
NHF's new series of webinars to educate physicians who may not be familiar with women's bleeding disorders.
Sarah Watson, right, with her sister, Ashley Chan, and their kids.
Careful monitoring and prompt treatment are essential.
Aging well with a bleeding disorder: What women should know
Having a bleeding disorder means you need to pay closer attention to your lifestyle and self-care as you grow older...
Bleeding Disorders in Women and Joint Pain
Joint pain is a symptom many women experience that may be underreported and left untreated.
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Contact HANDI, NHF's resource center for additional information on bleeding disorders.