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Understanding Hemophilia -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Hemophilia?

The symptoms of hemophilia include:

  • In some cases, lengthy bleeding after circumcision
  • Excessive bruising
  • Swollen, painful joints
  • Swollen, tender muscles
  • Excessive bleeding from the gums, tongue, or mouth following injury (seen particularly in infants and toddlers)
  • Severe bleeding after tooth extractions or other invasive dental procedures
  • Severe bleeding after injuries or operations

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Hemophilia A

When you have hemophilia, your blood doesn't clot normally. That means your body has problems stopping bleeding, both outside and inside your body. The good news is that it can be treated, and in some cases you can give yourself the treatment at home. You can lead a full life when you have the right treatment plan in place. There are different types of hemophilia. With hemophilia A, your body doesn’t have enough of a protein called factor VIII, which your body needs to make clots and stop bleeding...

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Call Your Doctor About Hemophilia If

Call 911 for immediate emergency medical help if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Lengthy, uncontrollable bleeding -- either heavy or oozing in nature -- particularly after injury, immunizations or surgical or dental procedures. Seek emergency medical help for any heavy or uncontrolled bleeding.
  • Any signs of internal bleeding, such as a change in consciousness, alertness, or memory or difficulty breathing (note that these symptoms may also be signs of other medical problems unrelated to hemophilia).

Call your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Any episode of bleeding unrelated to a particular injury or event
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in a joint or muscle

Also call your doctor if you are parents who have a family history of hemophilia and are expecting a baby.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 28, 2014

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