Hypoprothrombinemia; Prothrombin deficiency
You can control blood loss by getting infusions of fresh or frozen plasma or concentrates of clotting factors into the blood. If a lack of vitamin K is causing the disorder, you can take vitamin K by mouth, through injections under the skin, or through a vein (intravenously).
Diagnosing a bleeding disorder is important so that the doctor can take extra care if you need surgery, and can test or warn other family members who might be affected.
You can ease the stress of illness by joining a support group where members share common experiences and problems. See
The outcome can be good with proper treatment.
This is a life-long bleeding disorder if you get it from your parents.
If it is caused by
Severe bleeding, even into the brain, can occur.
Calling your health care provider
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have unexplained or long-term blood loss or if you can't control the bleeding.