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Health Tip: Possible Complications of Hemophilia

Posted Jan 27 2011 12:00pm
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The blood disorder can lead to additional problems

(HealthDay News) -- Hemophilia is a disorder in which the blood doesn't properly clot, so stopping bleeding becomes more difficult.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says possible complications of hemophilia include:

  • Swelling in the joints that may lead to pain and swelling in nearby muscles.
  • Possible brain damage from bleeding inside the brain or head.
  • Damage to internal organs.
  • Death from uncontrolled bleeding or bleeding that causes damage to vital organs.

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