Hemophilia A and B are both heredity disorders that cause blood clotting issues. The main symptom of both types of the blood disorder is excessive bleeding, or weak blood clotting (scabbing) when injuries occur. In more severe cases, bleeding — both externally and within the body — can occur without any apparent cause. Many of those experiencing hemophilia have sought treatment through the expertise of Florida Hospital’s blood disorder specialists. Schedule an appointment or request a second opinion with a blood disorder specialist today.
What is hemophilia?
Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding, or coagulation, disorder. Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins, called "factors," in their blood that are necessary for clotting. Proper clotting of blood helps prevent excessive bleeding.