Internal Bleeding: How do we treat it?

A person with haemophilia can bleed without having an external wound and without seeing any blood flowing. This is the case of internal bleeding, i.e. bleeding into joints, muscles or internal organs.
It is good to remember that no fall or other injury needs to be preceded in order to cause an internal bleeding. Bleedings without apparent cause (spontaneous bleedings) occur more frequently in people with severe haemophilia, precisely because they have very low levels or complete lack of coagulation factor.
Internal bleeding creates "traces" that we can easily learn to recognize. Both haemophiliacs themselves and members of their families or close members of their families should be aware of the signs of internal bleeding in order to be able to deal with it promptly and effectively.

1.WFH. Guidelines for the management of haemophilia. 2012.
Available at: [Accessed 24 October 2019].

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