Call your doctor after any significant physical trauma.
Call your doctor also if you cannot control external bleeding with simple pressure.
Your doctor should evaluate any head or spinal trauma.
A severe hemophiliac should be evaluated at a hospital's emergency department for any bleeding whatsoever, because his or her blood will not clot adequately on its own in these situations:
Any person with hemophilia who has significant trauma anywhere on the body should be evaluated at a hospital regardless of the severity of the disease.
Most often people with hemophilia require medical treatment if bleeding or an injury occurs. You can take the following simple actions at home.
With proper medical care, people with hemophilia can expect to live full and productive lives. Yet complications still occur.
During the late 1970s through 1985, up to 60% of severe hemophiliacs had contracted the hiv virus (the virus that causes AIDS ) from blood products. Because of the development of genetically engineered factor and improved purification processes, no case of HIV transmission from clotting factors has been documented since 1986.
Those using blood-derived products are still at risk for getting hepatitis.
Despite current treatments, people with hemophilia still undergo degenerative changes due to bleeding in the joints.
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