Tips

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
  • Stay in regular contact with your local Haemophilia Centre team and make sure you keep up with anything new. The Haemophilia Centre is there to help and can give you advice or talk over any problems or concerns
  • Keep in touch with your Haemophilia Foundation for updates on new information and enjoy a chat with other women who know what it’s like.
IF YOU HAVE A BLEEDING TENDENCY
  • Let your dentist or your doctor know you have a bleeding disorder and advise your Haemophilia Centre team in advance of planned medical or dental procedures so that any procedures such as surgery, childbirth or dental procedures that may result in bleeds can be managed in liaison with your Haemophilia Centre team
  • Consult with your haematologist before taking medicines containing aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and other blood thinners or supplements, herbal or homeopathic medicines that affect platelet function or clotting. This includes fish oil capsules with omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal treatment doses of ginkgo biloba, ginger, ginseng and chondroitin
  • Ask your Haemophilia Centre for a treatment wallet card with your diagnosis, recommended treatment and who to contact in an emergency. Keep it on hand and show it to your other doctors or dentist and ask them to liaise with the Haemophilia centre team.

Date last reviewed: October 2011