Prognosis of Hemophilia

With the proper care and lifestyle changes, the prognosis of hemophilia for most people is generally good. Though hemophilia cannot be cured, most people affected by the condition are able to lead regular lives as long as they establish a regular relationship with their hematologist and follow all the care instructions given. In case of an emergency, being attached to a hemophilia treatment center will provide quick access to a patient’s medical history and documentation of his particular case.

In cases, where treatment is not prescribed in time and regular care not taken, there is a potential for several complications such as:

  • Chronic deformities of the joints caused by bleeding in the joints. The situation may become so bad that joint replacement surgery may be required
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Destruction of bones
  • Gangrene
  • Nerve damage due to bleeding in muscles
  • Long-term bruising
  • Anemia
  • Cysts that can be life-threatening
  • Since hemophilia patients often need blood transfusion during surgery or other medical procedures, they fall into the higher risk category of contracting diseases such as HIV or hepatitis