Being Aware of Symptoms

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.
  • pain in the neck or throat
  • swelling
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty breathing


A throat infection could cause bleeding. This type of bleeding is rare.
  • 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.
  • redness in the affected area
  • a bruise increases in size (hematoma)
  • pain


  •  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.