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Many people are not aware of the prevalence of bleeding disorders among women and may believe that prolonged bleeding occurs only in men. An inherited bleeding disorder is a lifelong condition in which blood doesn't clot normally. The majority of women who have a bleeding disorder are not yet diagnosed. The most common bleeding disorder, affecting up to 1% of the population, is von Willebrand disease. However, women can be affected by several different bleeding disorders including Von Willebrand disease (VWD); platelet defects; Hemophilia A, or B and other more rare clotting deficiencies.
Common symptoms of bleeding disorders in women