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Glossary for Von Willebrand disease, dominant form

  • Angiodysplasia: Abnormality of small blood vessels - especially in the intestinal tract - which can result in bleeding. The size of the lesion involved determines the severity of the condition. Small amounts of bleeding from one lesion often goes unnoticed but multiple large lesions may cause heavy bleeding and result in black tarry stool and anemia.
  • Bleeding and coagulation conditions:
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Bruising: Bleeding under skin leading to discoloration.
  • Congenital conditions -- blood disorders: Congenital medical conditions affecting the blood at birth.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Internal bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Gum bleeding: abnormal bleeding from the gums may be mostly due to nutritional deficiencies or blood dyscrasias
  • Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone production.
  • Menorrhagia: Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Wilms' tumor: A malignant kidney tumor that occurs in children.


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