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What is Von Willebrand's Disease?

Von Willebrand's Disease is a common hereditary coagulation abnormality caused by a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF). Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a protein that is essential for platelet adhesion.

There are three forms of VWD: inherited, acquired and pseudo or platelet type. There are three types of hereditary VWD: VWD Type I, VWD Type II and VWD III. Within the three inherited types of vWD there are various subtypes. Platelet type VWD is also an inherited condition.

VWD Type I is the most common type of the disorder and those that have it are typically asymptomatic or may experience mild symptoms such as nosebleeds although there may be severe symptoms in some cases.

There are various factors that affect the presentation and severity of symptoms of vWD such as blood type.


Looking for women willing to discuss embarrassing issues

Started by Hopeful_Kitten in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Aviator8 Apr 20. 8 Replies

I'm new to the forum scene here and hate to be so forward, but I've been dealing with some intense female issues that have demolished my quality of life for at least two weeks of every month for the last year and am looking for answers. I've placed…Continue

An interesting topic which members have been discussing on our FB page

Started by Nel in General Mar 5. 0 Replies

What are the chances of passing von Willebrand's disease on to my daughter?Reply by Suzanne DixonpediatricianThe condition you have, von Willebrand's disease, is an inherited disorder that alters the blood's ability to clot. It's usually inherited…Continue

Where are my fellow Type 3 Severe folks at???

Started by BondGirl007 in General. Last reply by Johntheelder Feb 24. 11 Replies

Hey all! :)Just checking in to see how many Type 3 vWd's are on this site???  I love meeting other severe peeps and sharing our horror stories! :)  Comment on this discussion if you are Type 3 <3Thanks,StacyContinue

Tags: III, vwd, 3, type

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Posted by Mary on March 22, 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

I was diagnosed in my sophmore year of high school. Becuase i was trying to focus on school i never really thought about the seriousness of this disease so im trying to learn more about it. Im thinking about getting a bracelet for it just incase… Continue


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