Hi I refer to my darling daughter who is 13. She is almost 14. She has had some weird symptoms since Jan. Been to the gp quite a couple of times.
Once had very weird dots under her front arm. it was very fine red dots. But only about 10 cm by 3 cm. She said it was a little sore. Next day it looked like a bruise.
Then she started menstruating. It would not stop for 3 weeks. Then started again after just 2 weeks, for another 3 weeks. Not that heavy all the time but still quite visible. I took her to the gp as this was not normal to me. Dr prescribed her cyklapron. To just lessen the bleeding.
Then 2 weeks ago she just got up from a chair and her knee is sore. She can not straighten it. Went to the dr again. He want her now to go for a camera in the knee and possibly scrape it. But I am thinking she may have a bleed in her knee.
I am thinking that she might have a milder form of VWB, that we just never picked up as she was not a child that hurt herself often. She had a tonsillectomy at age 3 but there was minimal bleeding. I am thinking that a tonsillectomy is more cauterisation of the wound and that is why it did not bleed noticeable for long. The problem is that in the RSA the test for VWB is prohibitively expensive. And you have to repeat it a couple of times. So dr’s are also not willing to go that route too quickly.
I am thinking the knee is probably a bleed on her knee itself. I was worried a couple of weeks ago as she was going to get braces and the orthodontist mentioned extractions might be needed. I was so worried as I knew we would have to test for VWB before any tooth extractions could take place. But luckily it was not necessary.
But now I am still stuck with this problem. Also somewhere I saw they say that the blood type could be a factor in VWB. As far as I know she is A-. Anyone know about the blood type factor in VWB?