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