Symptoms of Hemophilia

The signs and symptoms of hemophilia can vary from person to person. In severe cases, the symptoms become apparent early on. For example, infants who injure themselves while crawling or walking may experience uncontrolled bleeding leading to an early diagnosis of the disease. The problem occurs in milder cases of hemophilia where symptoms may remain unnoticed only until much later or as a response to any injury or trauma. Common symptoms of hemophilia include:

  • Excessive bruising
  • Uncontrolled bleeding after an injury, trauma or surgery
  • Signs of bleeding in the stool or urine
  • Bleeding in the joints or muscles that usually manifests by way of aching or swollen joints
  • Unexplained nose bleeds
  • Hemorrhages of the digestive and urinary tract
  • Prolonged bleeding after dental treatment, minor cuts and abrasions
  • Spontaneous bleeding
  • Hematomas or bruising of the head if vacuum extraction or forceps are used during birth
  • Prolonged bleeding after circumcision
  • Scab is not stable and easily broken up
  • Re-bleeding from the area of injury
  • Chronic arthritis caused by bleeding in the joints