Optum Women's Bleeding Disorder Support (OWBDS)
OWBDS provides wellness and empowerment tools for women with bleeding disorders.
You have unique needs
As a woman who has a bleeding disorder, you face unique challenges that can affect your quality of life.
Many inherited bleeding disorders can cause problematic symptoms. The most common is von Willebrand disease. Others include hemophilia, platelet dysfunction and other rare bleeding disorders.
Optum® Women’s Bleeding Disorder Support (OWBDS) offers support and resources for your treatment journey.
How Optum can help you
Living with a bleeding disorder can be challenging. OWBDS is here to help. Whether you’ve been dealing with bleeding symptoms for years or are newly diagnosed, we are with you on this journey.
We offer these specialized resources:
- A bleeding health history form to help you talk about your symptoms with your doctor
- Medication and supplies for your condition
- In-home infusion and education nursing services
- A specialized physical therapy program
- Medication administration logs
- A medical alert ID
- School education and care coordination
- One-to-one customer service
- Educational offerings for all ages
- Connection with other women with bleeding disorders for support and networking
- Tailored resources about bleeding disorders for you, your family, and your school or workplace
Your symptoms may look different, but they can still have a big impact on your quality of life. Use these resources to explore potential symptoms of a bleeding disorder, pursue diagnosis and testing, and track your bleeding disorder symptoms.
The most common symptom you might have is heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). HMB is usually defined as a week or more of heavy bleeding, often with large blood clots.
In addition to very heavy periods, other symptoms include:
- Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts
- Increased miscarriages early in pregnancy
- Post-partum hemorrhaging
- Post-surgical bleeding
- Painful or swollen joints
- Painful periods
- Bruising easily
- Bleeding gums
- Bloody noses
Testing for a bleeding disorder is a simple blood draw. You and your doctor will need to coordinate the testing with your menstrual cycle. Many drugs can affect the results. Be sure to tell your doctor about any drugs or supplements you’re taking.
If the test shows you have a bleeding disorder, your medical team can create a treatment plan that works for you.OR
If you have unexplained bleeding, you might have an undiagnosed bleeding disorder. This tool lets you track your bleeding symptoms. This helps your doctor understand your health and bleeding history.OR