Von Willebrand Disease is a lifelong bleeding disorder in which your blood doesn't clot properly. People with the disease have low levels of von Willebrand factor, a protein that helps blood clot, or the protein doesn't perform as it should.
Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder in which your blood has trouble clotting. It is inherited, meaning it is passed down from parents to their children.
One of these proteins is called Von Willebrand factor (VWF). People with VWD either have a low level of VWF in their blood or the VWF protein doesn’t work the way it should.
The Major Signs of VWD are :
Excessive bleeding from an injury or after surgery or dental work
Heavy or Long menstrual Bleeding
Heavy Bleeding during labor and delivery
Blood in the stool or urine
Easy Bruising or Lumpy Bruises
Anemia : Heavy menstrual bleeding can cause iron deficiency anemia.
Swelling and Pain : This can be a result of abnormal bleeding in the joints or soft tissue.