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How can I know if my child has hemophilia?

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If you have a family history of hemophilia and are pregnant, tests can tell if your baby has it. Talk to your doctor about testing.

In children, doctors usually diagnose severe cases in the first year of life. Does your child bleed for longer than normal? Or, once they start moving, crawling, and bumping into things, do they have raised bruises, especially on places like the stomach, chest, back, and bottom? Make an appointment with your child's doctor. They can tell if it's hemophilia.

From: Hemophilia A WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

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