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Bleeding into a joint or muscle, which causes pain and swelling.
Bleeding that is not normal after an injury or surgery.
Blood in the urine.
Bleeding after dental work.
Some people with milder types of the disease may not have symptoms until later in life. But most of the time, hemophilia symptoms are noticed during infancy or childhood. Symptoms noticed in infants include:
Bleeding into the muscle, which causes a deep bruise after the baby gets a routine vitamin K shot.
Bleeding that goes on for a long time after the infant's heel is pricked to draw blood for newborn screening tests.
Bleeding that goes on for a long time after a baby is circumcised.
Bleeding in the scalp or brain after a difficult delivery or after special devices (vacuum or forceps) are used to help deliver the baby.
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