Complications of von Willebrand disease may include:

  • Anemia. Women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding can develop iron deficiency anemia.
  • Swelling and pain. If abnormal bleeding occurs in the joints or soft tissue, swelling and severe pain can result.
  • Death from bleeding. When abnormal bleeding can't be controlled, it can become life-threatening and needs emergency medical attention.
Jan. 02, 2014