The dictionary definition of hemophilia is- a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often factor VIII.

This picture shows the internal bleeding starting

Hemophilia is detected by a verity of blood test to test for the cloting. One sign that they can see externally easily is brushing and external and internal bleeding, thoughts things are a major sign of hemophilia.

Sadly the symptoms of this disease are pain in joints, external and internal bleeding (exceivly), and extrem brusing.

It is VERY RARE for hemophilia to be detected before it is generally dectected once the baby is born and they are able to take blood tests. It can be difficult even when the child is new born to really know if they have this defect because there levels are lower and change as the become about toddler age and older.

Two of the major treatments for hemophilia is medication and supportive care. Sadly these do not cure it nor is there a cure for this birth defect.

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder sadly this is one of the reason that it can't be cured.

About 400 babies a year are born with this birth defect.

Tsarevitch is the grandson of Queen Victoria and he was diagnosed with hemophilia at a young age.

Some long term affects of hemophilia can be bleeding within joints that can lead to chronic joint disease and pain. Bleeding in the head and sometimes in the brain which can cause long term problems. Sadly this can lead to death oil the bleeding is not cared for.

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