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Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders

Hemophilia and the menstrual cycle

03/16/2009

Question:

Can hemophilia affect a woman`s menstrual cycle?

Answer:

A woman with hemophilia is at increased risk for heavy and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding, pain with periods, and painful ovulation.  Many of these women also report difficulty with getting pregnant.

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Response by:

Madeline Heffner, BSN, RN
Nurse Coord.
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati