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Hemophilia is a genetic blood disorder causing the sufferer’s blood to not clot. The lack of ability to coagulate and clot means any cut or bump could bleed or bruise quite dramatically. In the case of deep or severe trauma, this could be quiet life-threatening. Moderate or severe cases of hemophilia are typically diagnosed quite early, within the first year or so of life. More mild cases of the disease could take years to diagnose. The disease is genetic and can be passed from parent to child. There are three versions of Hemophilia A, B, and C.

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1. Big Bruises

Big deep bruises where other people would only have a small or no bruise at all. Breaks in the small blood vessels cause a bruise, but without clotting factor, the small blood vessels continue to bleed under the skin. The result is an abnormally large bruise.

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