Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Dear Addy, I’m a woman who bruises easily and has a heavy menstrual cycle. Does this mean I have a bleeding disorder? Signed, Possible Female Bleeder Dear Possible Bleeder, This is a great question and one that HFA is hearing more frequently from women. Bleeding disorders can be dangerous if they are not treated. Women […]
Research has suggested that women who are carriers for hemophilia (see definition in box below) might have an increased tendency to bleed. Repeat bleeding into the joint can lead to persistent joint swelling, ultimately leading to limited joint movement, and reduced joint range of motion. Given that there is an under-appreciation of the effects of being a […]
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