Presentation By Megan Hunt

Hemophilia Definition

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.

About Hemophilia

  • Hemophilia is rare (fewer than 200,000 US cases per year)
  • It cannot be cured
  • Treatment may help
  • It requires a medical diagnosis
  • Hemophilia could last for years or for life

The Symptoms of Hemophilia May Include:

  • Many large or deep bruises
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling in joints
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Nosebleeds

These Treatments May Help With Hemophilia:


  • Prescription
-Desmopressin by injection, by mouth (Ddavp), or nasally (DDAVP)

-Aminocaproic acid by injection or by mouth (Amicar)

  • Self-treatment
-Tranexamic acid by mouth (Lysteda) or by injection (Cyklokapron)