Support for von Willebrand Disease
Von Willebrand disease is a lifelong condition, but with the proper treatment and support, you and your child can learn to manage its symptoms. Specialists in bleeding disorders at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone partner with your child’s pediatrician and others involved in your child’s care to prevent bleeding episodes after surgery or dental procedures.
Our doctors, nurses, and social workers can also speak with your child’s teachers, school nurses, caregivers, sports coaches, and others about how to manage the risk of bleeding.
Symptoms of von Willebrand disease can be especially bothersome for adolescent girls who have heavy menstrual periods each month. Our doctors can refer you and your daughter to a gynecologist who can offer hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, and other strategies for managing heavy menstrual bleeding.
Psychosocial support is offered through the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Our specialists can provide information on bleeding disorders and recommend a variety of wellness strategies designed to take the stress out of living with a chronic condition.