Hemophilia is a rare disorder where a person’s blood lacks a factor which enables it to clot, leading to excessive bleeding that can become life-threatening. This bleeding can occur internally or externally.
Symptoms of external bleeding are easy to spot and include spontaneous nose bleeds, heavy and continuous bleeding from cuts, renewed bleeding from cuts and grazes, and bleeding in the mouth from cuts, bites, or tooth loss.
Internal bleeding is much more serious and can cause damage to joints, tissues, and organs if not treated quickly. Some of the indications that an internal bleed has occurred are large bruises, blood in urine or stools, vomiting blood, joint pain, aches, stiffness, and swelling.
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