Signs and Symptoms of Haemophilia

Signs and Symptoms of Haemophilia

Signs and Symptoms of Haemophilia

Haemophilia is a rare genetic disorder where the blood doesn’t clot properly due to a deficiency in specific proteins called clotting factors. This can lead to excessive bleeding after injuries, surgeries, or even spontaneously. While it primarily affects males, females can also carry the genetic mutation and pass it on to their children. In this blog post, we’ll explore the signs and symptoms of haemophilia, helping you stay informed and proactive about your health.

  1. Prolonged Bleeding: One of the hallmark signs of haemophilia is prolonged bleeding, particularly after injuries or surgical procedures. Individuals with haemophilia may bleed for a more extended period than expected, and the bleeding may not stop spontaneously.
  2. Easy Bruising: Haemophiliacs may bruise easily, even from minor bumps or knocks. These bruises can be larger or more pronounced than those experienced by individuals without haemophilia.
  3. Joint Bleeding: Bleeding into the joints, such as the knees, elbows, and ankles, is common in haemophilia. This can result in swelling, warmth, stiffness, and pain in the affected joints. Recurrent joint bleeding can lead to chronic joint damage if not properly managed.
  4. Nosebleeds: Frequent or prolonged nosebleeds may occur in individuals with haemophilia. These nosebleeds may require medical intervention to stop the bleeding effectively.
  5. Blood in Urine or Stool: Hematuria (blood in the urine) or gastrointestinal bleeding (blood in the stool) can occur in severe cases of haemophilia. These symptoms may indicate internal bleeding and should prompt immediate medical attention.
  6. Excessive Bleeding After Dental Procedures: Individuals with haemophilia may experience prolonged bleeding after dental procedures, such as tooth extractions or dental cleanings. Dentists should be informed about the patient’s haemophilia diagnosis to take appropriate precautions.
  7. Excessive Bleeding in Women: Women with haemophilia may experience heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) or bleeding during pregnancy and childbirth. These symptoms should be discussed with a healthcare provider to ensure proper management.

If you or someone you know experiences any of these signs or symptoms, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly.

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