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What does hemophilia do to your body?


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September 25, 2015 3:56PM

Haemophilia lowers blood plasma clotting factor levels of the coagulation factors needed for a normal clotting process. Thus when a blood vessel is injured, a temporary scab does form, but the missing coagulation factors prevent fibrin formation, which is necessary to maintain the blood clot. Thus a haemophiliac does not bleed more intensely than a normal person, but can bleed for a much longer amount of time. In severe haemophiliacs even a minor injury could result in blood loss lasting days, weeks, or not ever healing completely. In areas such as the brain or inside joints, this can be fatal or permanently debilitating.

In short, it makes your wounds harder to heal/takes longer for them to heal.
Hemophilia is found in the blood. It is a disease that causes the blood to not clot properly.