Bleeding disorders are a group of inherited disorders. Continued improvement in outcomes depends on the provision of this care by a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians who:
In some people, the clotting process does not work properly and it may be difficult or take longer to stop bleeding.
Hemophilia is a bleeding problem. It is usually hereditary and most often occurs in males. With this condition, clotting factors VIII or IX are missing or defective in forming a blood clot. This means that people with hemophilia are at risk for bleeding easier and for a longer period of time than other people. Depending on the level of factor hemophilia can be mild, moderate or severe.
Von Willebrand Disease ( VWD) is the most common type of inherited bleeding disorder. People with this bleeding problem, both males and females, have less Von Willebrand Factor or it does not work to help form a blood clot in the way it should.
Rare Coagulation Deficiencies are inherited bleeding disorders that are uncommon. People with rare bleeding disorders are often missing a clotting factor that help to form a blood clot and prevent bleeding symptoms.