The symptoms of Hemophilia

stripe heart graphicThere are many symptoms that indicate that someone is suffering from hemophilia. Before you consider hemophilia treatment, it is important to verify that you are really suffering from this conditions. You need the help of a doctor to do this. Here are symptoms that indicate that you may be suffering from hemophilia;

Excessive bleeding

You may not notice that someone has hemophilia until they get injuries that lead to bleeding. Too much bleeding is an indication that you may be suffer from hemophilia. Children suffering mild hemophilia may not show any signs until they get into an accident or when the undergo a surgery.

Men who are suffering from hemophilia may bleed excessively after being circumcised. Bleeding can take place inside the body (internal bleeding) or outside the body (external bleeding). The signs of internal bleeding that you should be on the lookout for include;

  1. Blood in stool (this is an indication that you may be bleeding from the inside of yiur intestines)
  2. Blood in urine (this indicate that you may be bleeding in your kidney or bladder)
  3. Large bruises (this show that you may be bleeding into the large muscles in your body)

The signs of external bleeding include:

  1. Excessive bleeding in mouth from small cuts or bites
  2. Nose bleeding for no obviously reason.
  3. Bleeding for extended period of time.
  4. Heavy bleeding from cuts.

Bleeding in the brain

Bleeding in the brain is very serious. There are a lot of things that can lead to bleeding in the brain. When you are bleeding in the brain, you may suffer from long lasting painful headaches, sleepiness, repeated vomiting, weakness, arm and leg coordination problems, double vision, seizures etc.

Bleeding in the joints

people suffering from hemophilia may also bleed in knees, elbows and other joints in the body. Bleeding in the joints can start without an obvious injury. When you bleed in the joints, you will start having a feeling of tightness. However, you may not feel any pain and there will be no signs of bleeding. In the long run, the joint gets swollen and becomes very painful. Further bleeding in the joints will always results to a lot of pain. The swelling will continue to worsen as the bleeding continues. Eventually, you will not be able to move the joint temporarily. If bleeding in the joint is not treated as soon as possible, it may lead to the damage of the joint.