Coagulation

April

Although Bryson has  no known family history of hemophilia, it is important that we continue to dig for information.

There is still a possibility that Bryson could have a coagulation disorder. A detailed patient history could give us details to assist in making the proper diagnosis.

Specific questions to ask could include:

  • Have you noticed prolonged oozing after a finger or heel stick?
  • Are his bruises often raised?
  • Has he ever had surgery?
  • Were there any problems with bleeding?
Why might Bryson still have hemophilia, even though he has no family history?

Absence of family history does not eliminate the possibility of hemophilia.  About 30 percent of patients with hemophilia have no prior family history.