Depending on the severity of the underlying bleeding disorder, bleeding episodes may be frequent to rare or only occur with surgery or other procedures. When possible, prevention of bleeding is the goal in managing patients with a bleeding disorder. However, when bleeding does occur, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms at the earliest possible time and treat it appropriately. If you’re not already, you’ll soon be an expert at spotting and treating bleeds quickly.
Common bleeds, such as bruises, nose and mouth bleeds generally do not require emergency medical attention. However, if a person with a bleeding disorder has a bleed and is not on a home therapy program, he or she should always promptly consult with a doctor of HTC to determine whether treatment is required.
Deep Muscle Bleeds
The five major sites of serious bleeding episodes in hemophilia that threaten life, limb or function are intracranial or head bleeds, neck or throat bleeds, abdominal bleeds, kidney or bladder bleeds and ocular (eye) bleeds. All of these bleeds require a call to your doctor, immediate intervention or a trip to your local emergency room.