Hemophilia-related bleeds can sometimes just happen, for seemingly no reason at all. And when they do, they may cause all sorts of problems – from the swelling that can make it hard to move, to the countless plans you’re forced to cancel.
But it doesn’t have to be like this – read on to find out more!
Bleeds in certain places can be life-threatening or have severe life-long consequences if not treated as a medical emergency.4
Bleeds in the head (including the eyes) are uncommon, but if you’ve knocked your head and think it might cause a bleed, contact your hemophilia centre or seek emergency treatment right away.3 If you suspect bleeding in your neck/throat, abdomen, kidneys or bladder you should also seek medical attention right away.
Every joint bleed matters. Recurrent joint bleeds can have long-term consequences, including:5–8
But, with hemophilia care advancing so rapidly, there might be things you and your health care team can do to help prevent bleeds from happening!
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