Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year health roadmap, includes a “Blood Disorders and Blood Safety” section for the first time. Goals include increasing von Willebrand disease diagnosis and reducing hemophilia joint problems.
When women ask their doctors about the cause and possible treatment for a heavy period, too many healthcare providers are quick to dismiss a bleeding disorder as a possible culprit.
For some women with heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, there is another option that can be considered before hysterectomy.
People with severe hemophilia might envy their peers with mild hemophilia. But life for patients with mild hemophilia can be fraught with problems.
Readers respond to "Pregnant Pause" article.
There is still a misconception among doctors that women cannot have bleeding disorders, especially hemophilia.
When prenatal testing revealed that her first child would be a son with hemophilia, Amy was worried.
“Iron-poor blood” sounds like an old-fashioned ailment, but it’s not. It’s still the most common 21st-century cause of a condition called anemia.
A new NHF women's institute is developing a broad awareness campaign to reach undiagnosed women—in particular, those between the ages of 18 and 25.
Lysteda is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding common in women with von Willebrand disease (VWD), and Wilate is for bleeding in all types of VWD.
The first time doctors told Sherri Revard that she couldn’t have a bleeding disorder because she was a girl, she was 5 years old and had just had her tonsils out.
Hematologists told her she couldn’t have a bleeding disorder. After all, she’s a woman.
There is good news for women with bleeding disorders looking for a new option in contraception.
I feel that women talking to other women has really helped to spread the word and empower other women.
Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) is a common problem for women during their reproductive years