Being Aware of Symptoms

TYPE OF BLEEDING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS RECOMMENDATIONS
HEAD (bleeding in the brain is very serious) 
  • seizures
  • headache
  • blurred/double vision
  • nausea & vomiting
  • mood or personality changes
  • drowsiness
  • loss of balance
  • loss of fine motor coordination
  • loss of consciousness

 

All unusual signs and symptoms should be reported to the medical team preferably at the HTC so treatment can be given as soon as possible.
NECK 
  • pain in the neck or throat
  • swelling
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty breathing

 

A throat infection could cause bleeding. This type of bleeding is rare.
CHEST 
  • pain in the chest
  • difficulty breathing
  • coughing, blood in spittle

 

This kind of bleeding is extremely rare.
  ABDOMEN (stomach) 
  • pain in the abdomen or lower back
  • nausea or vomiting
  • blood in the urine
  • blood in the stool or black stool

 

All signs and symptoms of this nature should be reported to the medical team so treatment can be provided as soon as possible.
  SOFT TISSUE 
  • redness in the affected area
  • a bruise increases in size (hematoma)
  • pain

 

   JOINT 
  •  pain when a limb is used or even at rest, not necessarily with a bruise (hematoma)
  • joint swelling and warmth
  • child agitated or cries when moving a joint
  • loss of mobility in a joint, hesitation moving, especially in children
Improperly treated and/or poorly healed bleeding can lead to chronic disorders such as haemophilic arthritis.

 

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