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Hemophilia

Also known as Hemophilia Disorder

Haemophilia (/hiːməˈfɪliə/; also spelled hemophilia in North America, from the Greek haima αἷμα 'blood' and philia φιλία 'love') is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body's ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the disorder, present in about 1 in 5,000–10,000 male births. Haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency) occurs in around 1 in about 20,000–34,000 male births.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hemophilia, 29% report having leg pain, 25% report having headache, and 25% report having cough. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hemophilia are bleeding gums, melena, and absence of menstruation, although you may still have hemophilia without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hemophilia often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, ultrasonography, referral to home health care service, fetal monitoring, hiv screen, other therapeutic procedures and incision and drainage .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hemophilia include antihemophilic factor (obsolete), warfarin, enoxaparin (lovenox), factor viii, factor ix complex (obsolete), 6-aminocaproic acid (amicar), factor ix, efavirenz, lamivudine, nebivolol (bystolic), factor viia, antihemophilic factor-von willebrand factor and bacitracin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hemophilia include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.7x
1-4 years
2.6x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
0.8x
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