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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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Call Your Doctor About Hemophilia If:

Call your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Lengthy, uncontrollable bleeding -- either heavy or oozing in nature -- particularly after injury, immunizations or surgical or dental procedures
  • Any episode of bleeding unrelated to a particular injury or event
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in a joint or muscle
  • 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)

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

 

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on March 29, 2013

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