Factor V Leiden is one of the most common bleeding disorders. Because it’s not a visible condition, wearing a factor V Leiden medical alert bracelet can be critical in alerting medical personnel that you have it in an emergency situation.
Factor V is a hereditary disorder that impacts the blood’s ability to clot, caused by the lack of factor V. This disorder may also be caused by an inherited defective factor V gene or an antibody that interferes with factor V function.
Symptoms of factor V deficiency include:
- Excessive bleeding with menstrual periods and after childbirth
- Bleeding into the skin
- Bleeding of the gums
- Excessive bruising
- Prolonged or severe blood loss with surgery or trauma
- Umbilical stump bleeding
American Medical ID uses a variety of materials in its medical jewelry, including gold, silver and stainless steel. Medical responders are actually trained to look for IDs like this in an emergency, which can make having one all the more helpful.
Factor V Leiden bracelets are available for adult men and women, as well as children (babies, toddlers, and older children). Since bleeding disorders can be hard to identify in an emergency, a piece of medical ID jewelry can alert emergency responders of a bleeding disorder so they can act fast to treat and monitor bleeds promptly, administer blood clotting factor if needed, and avoid implementing treatments, medications, or procedures that can aggravate bleeding due to your condition.
Our adult factor V Leiden medical alert bracelet & wristband options
Wearing a medical ID bracelet or wristband can be a game-changer when it comes to communicating your condition with emergency medical responders in a situation where you’re not able to verbally do so yourself. Our factor V Leiden wristband and factor V Leiden medical bracelets are available in a variety of color and metal options for adults to be as simple or stylish as you prefer.
Factor V Leiden bracelet options for kids
American Medical ID also offers factor V Leiden medical alert bracelet options for kids, as it is possible for children to be diagnosed with this condition as well. Options include a variety of fun colors and patterns for both boys and girls, with some featuring wristbands and others with suede to look more like dressier jewelry.
Our factor V Leiden necklace options
Similarly, American Medical ID has a wide selection of factor V Leiden necklaces. These options come in gold, silver, and stainless steel, as well as in different charm shapes and colors, depending on how casual or dressy you want it to be.
Featured/best selling factor V Leiden jewelry
The following are our bestselling factor V Leiden jewelry options, available in a range of metals, colors, and designs to fit your individual preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why a factor V Leiden bleeding disorder alert card isn’t enough
You may think you’re all set with a bleeding disorder alert card, but it can prove to be difficult to find when time is of the essence, especially if you’ve been separated from your belongings. A piece of bleeding disorder alert jewelry can help to quickly communicate your condition to emergency responders when they’re needing to act fast.
What to engrave on a factor V Leiden medical ID bracelet
You don’t need to engrave a ton of text on your medical ID bracelet. The important details to include are your name, medical conditions, medications, and emergency contacts.
Example factor V Leiden abbreviation tags
If you’re short on space when engraving, you’ll want to be sure to include the medical abbreviation for factor V Leiden disease, which is “FVL.”
Should you wear a medical bracelet for factor V Leiden?
Yes; wearing a medical bracelet can be critical if you’re in a medical emergency and are unable to verbally communicate your condition. If emergency responders are immediately made aware that you have factor V Leiden, they can administer appropriate treatment that won’t aggravate your bleeding, making medically sound decisions when time is of the essence.
Should I still carry an alert card if I wear a factor V Leiden medical bracelet?
It certainly wouldn’t hurt to carry an alert card as a backup, but if opting for one or the other, a piece of medical ID jewelry is less likely to get lost and more likely to be immediately noticed when emergency personnel begin tending to you.