Women with Bleeding Disorders

Although hemophilia is thought of as a man’s bleeding disorder, women can have it, too. The more common bleeding disorder in women is von Willebrand disease (VWD), which occurs in about 1% of the US population. Symptoms include nosebleeds, easy bruising, and heavy and prolonged menstrual periods that last longer than a week, also known as menorrhagia.

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s Victory for Women website has all the information you need about symptoms, testing and diagnosis, and managing your bleeding disorder.

Women with Bleeding Disorders

What is von Willebrand disease?