Imagine a situation where you fell down, hit your leg and blood start running. However, it takes longer for the blood to stop! Do you know why?
Because of haemophilia, your blood is missing a protein called clotting factor. There are 13 clotting factors in total and your blood is missing one of them.
When a wound bleeds, clotting factors help stop the bleeding. However, because your blood lacks a coagulation factor, the wound cannot close quickly and the blood runs for longer.
In addition, it is easier for bleeding to happen.