Hemophilia C Treatment Options

If you are having surgery or have been injured, your hematologist may choose to treat your bleeding with antifibrinolytics, such as aminocaproic acid tranexamic acid, fresh frozen plasma, or concentrated FXI (not currently available in the United States).

Antifibrinolytics are especially helpful for bleeding from the mucous membranes, such as mouth bleeds or menorrhagia and may be sufficient for dental procedures.

Menorrhagia may also be managed with birth control pills, IUDs, injected contraceptives, or antifibrinolytics. Fibrin glue (which is made of clotting proteins and thrombin) may be useful, especially at the site of a surgery. Some treatment options have side effects, such as excessive clotting (rare) or an allergic reaction, so developing a specific treatment plan with your hematologist that includes monitoring and follow-up is a good idea.

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