Factor 5 Deficiency Overview
What is factor 5 deficiency?
A person with factor 5 deficiency has a rare, hereditary blood clotting disorder that can result in severe bleeding. Normal blood coagulation requires the complex interaction of about 20 proteins, called clotting factors. Low levels of factor 5 result in prolonged blood clotting.
What are the symptoms of factor 5 deficiency?
Symptoms of factor 5 deficiency include bleeding into the joints, joint swelling, joint pain, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, and easy bruising. Women may experience heavy menstrual periods.
How does the doctor treat factor 5 deficiency?
There is no cure for factor 5 deficiency. Treatment for factor 5 deficiency may include, fresh frozen plasma and vitamin K. Patients should avoid aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and other medications that can promote bleeding.
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