January 26, 2011
Health Tip: Possible Complications of Hemophilia
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.