People with hemophilia don’t have enough clotting factor for blood clots to form. These clots help to stem bleeding, so hemophiliacs bleed much more than other people unless they have regular treatment.
Hemophilia patients can bleed excessively externally (through cuts and grazes) and internally. Internal bleeding in the tissues and joints can lead to serious injury. It can also cause joint problems later in life if a hemophiliac doesn’t take clotting factor as soon as an injury occurs.
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