Factor V deficiency

Parahemophilia; Owren disease; Bleeding disorder - factor V deficiency

Factor V deficiency is a bleeding disorder that is passed down through families. It affects the ability of the blood to clot.

Blood clot formation

Blood clotting normally occurs when there is damage to a blood vessel. Platelets immediately begin to adhere to the cut edges of the vessel and release chemicals to attract even more platelets. A platelet plug is formed, and the external bleeding stops. Next, small molecules, called clotting factors, cause strands of blood-borne materials, called fibrin, to stick together and seal the inside of the wound. Eventually, the cut blood vessel heals and the blood clot dissolves after a few days.

Blood clots

Blood clots (fibrin clots) are the clumps that result when blood coagulates.

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