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What is the rarest form of hemophilia?

What is the rarest form of hemophilia?

There are several types of hemophilia, the rare bleeding disorder in which the blood fails to clot properly. Hemophilia A and B are the most common types, while hemophilia C is relatively rare.

What are 5 symptoms of hemophilia?


  • Unexplained and excessive bleeding from cuts or injuries, or after surgery or dental work.
  • Many large or deep bruises.
  • Unusual bleeding after vaccinations.
  • Pain, swelling or tightness in your joints.
  • Blood in your urine or stool.
  • Nosebleeds without a known cause.
  • In infants, unexplained irritability.

Is hemophilia still fatal?

Many patients still die before adulthood due to inadequate treatment. With proper treatment, life expectancy is only about 10 years less than healthy men. Overall, the death rate for people with hemophilia is about twice that of the rate for healthy men. For severe hemophilia, the rate is four to six times higher.

Can a girl be a hemophiliac?

Hemophilia can affect women, too Females can also have hemophilia, but it is much rarer. When a female has hemophilia, both X chromosomes are affected or one is affected and the other is missing or non-functioning. In these females, bleeding symptoms can be similar to males with hemophilia.

What is Factor 9 in the blood?

Factor IX is a protein produced naturally in the body. It helps the blood form clots to stop bleeding. Injections of factor IX are used to treat hemophilia B, which is sometimes called Christmas disease.

Can hemophiliacs drink alcohol?

If you have had a lot of alcohol to drink, you can become drunk. You may start to stagger, lose coordination, slur your speech, and be confused and disoriented. You might become very friendly and talkative or you could become angry and aggressive. Alcohol will also slow down your reaction time.

Can a hemophiliac have a baby?

If the mother is a hemophilia carrier, there is a chance that the baby will be born with hemophilia. In families with a known history of hemophilia, or in those with a prenatal genetic diagnosis of hemophilia, one can plan special testing for hemophilia before the baby’s delivery.

Why are females not affected by hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a rare blood disease that usually occurs in males. In fact, it’s extremely rare for women to be born with the condition because of the way it’s passed down genetically. A female would need to inherit two copies of the faulty gene — one from each parent — to develop hemophilia A, B or C.