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Hemophilia

What is hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to problems with bleeding too much after an injury or surgery. You can also have sudden bleeding inside your body, such as in your joints, muscles, and organs.

Your blood contains many proteins called clotting factors that can help form clots to stop bleeding. People with hemophilia have low levels of one of these factors, usually either factor VIII (8) or factor IX (9). How severe the hemophilia is depends on the amount of factor in the blood. The lower the amount of the factor, the more likely it is that bleeding could happen and might lead to serious health problems.

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  1. Hemophilia (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hemophilia? Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to problems with ... help form clots to stop bleeding. People with hemophilia have low levels of one of these factors, ...
  2. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows the blood clotting process. People with this condition experience prolonged bleeding or oozing following an injury, ...
  3. Hemophilia refers to a group of bleeding disorders in which blood clotting takes a longer time than normal. There are two forms of hemophilia: Hemophilia A (classic hemophilia, or factor VIII deficiency) ...
  4. Hemophilia B is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor IX. Without ... Factor IX (nine) is one such coagulation factor. Hemophilia B is the result of the body not ...
  5. Hemophilia A is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor VIII. Without ... Factor VIII (eight) is one such coagulation factor. Hemophilia A is the result of the body not ...
  6. The following organizations provide further information on hemophilia : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/index.html National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ ...
  7. Hemophilia (World Federation of Hemophilia)  
    Hemophilia/Start Here ... Hemophilia ... World Federation of Hemophilia
  8. About Hemophilia From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Hemophilia/Start Here ... Hemophilia ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows ...
  9. Information on Hemophilia for Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Hemophilia/Women ... Hemophilia ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about hemophilia specific to women, pregnancy, postpartum care, and babies
  10. Diagnosing Hemophilia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Hemophilia is diagnosed by different tests that indicate how long it takes blood to clot.
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