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What might your doctor ask about if you have symptoms of hereditary angioedema (HAE)?

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If you've had symptoms of hereditary angioedema (HAE), your doctor may ask:

  • What changes have you noticed?
  • Where have you had swelling? How often?
  • Have you had any in your face, neck, tongue, or throat?
  • Have you noticed any changes that happen before swelling begins?
  • Have you had any stomach problems or stomach surgery?
  • Does anyone in your family have a problem with swelling?
  • Have you or anyone in your family been treated for allergies?

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

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