People with hemophilia may bleed anywhere in the body. However, they seldom bleed significantly from small cuts or puncture wounds.
Rather, hemophiliacs bleed more than other people do from significant injuries, trauma or surgery. How badly and how often people bleed directly relates to how much clotting factor they have.
People with hemophilia may experience:
A less common but more serious complication is bleeding into the brain. Symptoms include sudden nausea, headache and decreased mental awareness.
Symptoms of factor XI deficiency usually appear only in people who inherit the disease from both parents. Symptoms can include:
In hemophilia C, bleeding without any cause is rare.
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