Overview

Von Willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor (VWF). To understand this disease, you need to understand a little bit about how blood clotting works. Platelets are circulating blood cells that have[read article]

Tests for Von Willebrand Disease

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Bleeding time is a test used to determine how quickly your blood clots to stop you from bleeding. The test involves making small, superficial cuts on your skin simi...  More
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A platelet aggregation test checks how well your platelets clump together. Platelets are types of blood cells. They help form blood clots by sticking together. A cl...  More
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Your doctor may recommend a factor VIII assay test to determine whether your body produces a healthy level of this particular coagulation factor. Your body needs fa...  More
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Your doctor may recommend a factor VIII assay test to determine whether your body produces a healthy level of this particular coagulation factor. Your body needs fa...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Von Willebrand Factor Multimer Assay Test
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Platelet Count
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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Blood Coagulation Tests
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Your doctor may recommend a factor VIII assay test to determine whether your body produces a healthy level of this particular coagulation factor. Your body needs fa...  More
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Medical Procedures for Von Willebrand Disease

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Transfusion of Coagulation Factors
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Platelet Transfusion
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Transfusion of Fresh Frozen Plasma
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Surgical Procedures for Von Willebrand Disease

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Control of Hemorrhage
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Prescribed Medications for Von Willebrand Disease

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DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made form of the hormone vasopressin. It helps to reduce frequent urination and excessive thirst. This medicine is used to ...  More
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DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made hormone. It helps to control urination and thirst. This medicine is used to treat central diabetes insipidus. It is us...  More
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DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made hormone. It is used to treat or prevent bleeding in patients with Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease. This...  More
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