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Signs and symptoms of hemophilia you should never ignore

According to CDC, hemophilia is usually an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to spontaneous bleeding as well as bleeding following injuries or surgery. Blood contains many proteins called clotting factors that can help to stop bleeding. People with hemophilia have low levels of either factor VIII (8) or factor IX (9). The severity of hemophilia that a person has is determined by the amount of factor in the blood. The lower the amount of the factor, the more likely it is that bleeding will occur which can lead to serious health problems.

In rare cases, a person can develop hemophilia later in life. The majority of cases involve middle-aged or elderly people, or young women who have recently given birth or are in the later stages of pregnancy. This condition often resolves with appropriate treatment.


According to Mayoclinic, signs and symptoms of hemophilia vary, depending on your level of clotting factors. If your clotting-factor level is mildly reduced, you might bleed only after surgery or trauma. If your deficiency is severe, you can bleed easily for seemingly no reason.

Signs and symptoms of spontaneous bleeding include:

1. Unexplained and excessive bleeding from cuts or injuries, or after surgery or dental work

2. Many large or deep bruises

3. Unusual bleeding after vaccinations

4. Pain, swelling or tightness in your joints

5. Blood in your urine or stool

6. Nosebleeds without a known cause

7. In infants, unexplained irritability.

Bleeding into the brain

A simple bump on the head can cause bleeding into the brain for some people who have severe hemophilia. This rarely happens, but it's one of the most serious complications that can occur. Signs and symptoms include:

1. Painful, prolonged headache

2. Repeated vomiting

3. Sleepiness or lethargy

3. Double vision

4. Sudden weakness or clumsiness

5. Convulsions or seizures.

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CDC Mayoclinic


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