The Symptoms of Hemophilia

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by Wendy Henderson |

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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.

According to the World Federation of Hemophilia and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, some of the symptoms of the disease include:

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External Bleeding
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
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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