Hemophilia

By: Kyle Snyder

Hemophilia is a blood disease that occurs only in males. Approximately 1 in 4,000 babies have this disease.
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Hemophilia was discovered by Judith Pool sometime in the 1960s. This disease occurs when there is a faulty gene on the X chromosomes. Hemophilia shortens the lifespan of a human drastically. If not treated, the infected would die before adult hood.
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Side Effects

The side effects include one or more of the following

Bleeding in joints with swelling

Blood in urine or stool

Easily bruising

Nosebleeds

Prolonged bleeding

Spontaneous bleeding

Urinary/Gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage

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To determine if you have Hemophilia, a doctor will preform a set of specific blood tests to see if your blood is clotting properly. Once diagnosed, every time you bleed you must inject a blood clot into your vein to replace the missing one.
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Hemophilia currently has two organizations that is supporting the disease. These are the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Hemophilia Foundation of America.