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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) - Online Support Group

Intimacy and Bleeding Disorders

#1

Hello, as with any medical condition, there may exist questions and insecurities about intimacy (between couples or those dating).

What are some of the difficulties the vWD patients encounter when having to disclose their medical condition to their partners?

Also, what are some symptoms to watch out for and contacting my hematologist?

Thank you kindly,

vWD & Hemophilia

#2

I don’t have VWD but I have other issues and I’m straight forward with them when dating and with friends.

There’s no reason to keep it a secret, particularly when it could impact a relationship (a flare up, an attack, and so on). I usually wait until there’s a minor issue then I lay it all out. Either they get it or they don’t and if they don’t, they don’t. I don’t have time for people who don’t have time to understand my chronic issues.

azurelle

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#3

Would be important to lay it all out before intimacy is initiated or wait after consummation? Many people feel your (the patient) well being is the most important issue at hand. To avoid bleeding or bruising is perhaps of utmost importance. :slight_smile:
Yes? No? :slight_smile: